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The President of Israel, Isaac Herzog, hosts Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, and her husband, Paul Pelosi, during their visit to Israel. Paul Pelosi, who was attacked in his home last week by an intruder with a hammer, was released from a San Francisco area hospital Thursday, according to a statement from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office.

The President of Israel, Isaac Herzog, hosts Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, and her husband, Paul Pelosi, during their visit to Israel. Paul Pelosi, who was attacked in his home last week by an intruder with a hammer, was released from a San Francisco area hospital Thursday, according to a statement from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office. (Wikimedia Commons)

Paul Pelosi, who was attacked in his home last week by an intruder with a hammer, was released from a San Francisco area hospital Thursday, according to a statement from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office.

Pelosi, 82, husband of Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), had been hospitalized since being attacked early on the morning of Oct. 28. He underwent surgery last week to repair a skull fracture and “serious injuries to his right arm and hands,” and is expected to make a full recovery, according to the speaker’s office.

The statement Thursday said Paul Pelosi is at home and “remains under doctors’ care as he continues to progress on a long recovery process.”

“The Pelosi family is thankful for the beautiful outpouring of love, support and prayers from around the world,” according to the statement from the speaker’s office.

The family also thanked the first responders and staff at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.

David Wayne DePape, 42, faces several state and federal charges related to the attack on Paul Pelosi, including attempted murder, attempted kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon, among other charges. DePape told police he was on a “suicide mission” and had a target list of state and federal politicians as part of his effort to combat “lies” coming out of Washington.

There is another hearing in DePape’s state case scheduled for Friday, but he waived his right to an appearance, according to his public defender, and he is not expected in the courtroom.

San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins said DePape was searching for Speaker Pelosi when he entered the home in the tony Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco. This brought to mind for many the chants from rioters looking for Nancy Pelosi during the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

The incident has sparked informal conversations between lawmakers about the level of their security. Pelosi is second in line to the presidency.

The Capitol Police installed cameras around Pelosi’s home more than eight years ago, reported The Washington Post, but the officers tasked with monitoring the 1,800 cameras surveying the Capitol and beyond only noticed the camera at the Pelosi house when they saw the police responding.

Much of her security left her hours after Pelosi left San Francisco last week and returned to D.C., according to The Post. The officers in Washington no longer stayed trained on the video feeds outside her house.

CNN first reported Paul Pelosi’s release.

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