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Nancy Pelosi says she is traumatized by hammer attack on her husband Paul

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 28: Paul Pelosi (L) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) attend the 2018 White House Correspondents' Dinner at Washington Hilton on April 28, 2018 in Washington, DC.

House of Representatives speaker Nancy Pelosi has said she and her family are "heartbroken and traumatized" by the violent attack on her husband Paul.

Pelosi added that she is grateful for the quick response of law enforcement and medical experts, and leaning on her Christian faith in a difficult time.

82-year-old Paul Pelosi was hit with a hammer by a male intruder at the married couple's San Francisco home on Friday. He suffered a fractured skull and injuries to his right arm and hands, and remains in hospital.

The suspect, David Depape, 42, demanded to see Nancy Pelosi when he entered the house, her statement says. She was in Washington DC at the time of the attack and has since flown back to see her husband.

Protection and security of US lawmakers has come under scrutiny with the attack, which comes in the lead up to the 8 November midterm elections.

Nancy Pelosi's full statement reads:

"Sadly a violent man broke into our family home yesterday morning, demanded to confront me and brutally attacked my husband Paul. Our children, our grandchildren and I are heartbroken and traumazied by the life threatening attack on our Pop. We are grateful for the quick response of law enforcement and emergency services and for the life-saving medical care he is receiving.

"Please know that your prayers and warm wishes are a comfort to oru family and helping Paul make progress with his recovery. His condition continues to imrpove.

"We are also comforted by these words from the Book of Isaiah: "Do not fear, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

"We thank you for your prayers and warm wishes as well as the work you do to strengthen our Democracy."

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