The daughter of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has blasted those Republicans who had made jokes about her father following the attack in the family’s home in late October. The suspect who had entered the Pelosi home was reportedly looking for the Speaker.
In an interview shared on Sunday, Alexandra Pelosi told CBS News’s John Dickerson that she had been unable to sleep since her father was attacked. She added that “What happened to him is one thing; what the outside world did with that for their own political fodder is what’s much harder for us to handle as a family.”
She added that regardless of who you are and which political party you support, having an 82-year-old man attacked in his own home is not something that you joke about or find funny. And yet there was “a sitting governor and a wannabe governor and members of Congress (who) were laughing about it.”
At the time of the attack, Nancy Pelosi had been in Washington, D.C.
The suspect who entered the Pelosi household used a hammer in order to attack Paul Pelosi in what many in the police have called a “suicide mission” to try and kidnap the Speaker.
Donald Trump Jr., the eldest child of former President Trump, was one of the people who made jokes about the attack posting a photo online of underwear and a hammer captioned, “Got my Paul Pelosi Halloween costume ready.” Kari Lake, a failed Republican gubernatorial candidate, similarly joked about it. Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) also joked about the incident saying, “We’re going to show Nancy Pelosi the door very shortly. … She’s losing the gavel but finding the hammer. Too soon? Is that too soon?”