California Congressman Nancy Pelosis Husband Paul made his first public appearance since his startling attack at the 2022 Kennedy Center Honors ceremony. Paul, 82, sat next to Nancy, 82, as they applauded a performance at the ceremony on Sunday, December 4. He appeared to have made a full recovery and was in good spirits as they enjoyed and honored the ceremony George Clooney, Amy Grant, Gladys Knight, Tania Leon, and U2.
Paul wore a classic black tuxedo for his first public appearance. He completed the look by wearing a matching black fedora and wearing a glove on his left hand. Nancy wore a shimmering silver outfit with a striped jacket as she stood next to her husband.
The performance comes just over a month after Paul was the victim of an October 28 attack at the couple’s San Francisco home. A suspect identified as david de pape, broke into her house early in the morning while Nancy was not at home. Reports of the incident indicated that he planned to attack the Democratic congresswoman before her husband found him. Paul was taken to the hospital and had brain surgery. The suspect was arrested on attempted manslaughter, first-degree burglary, assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault with aggravated assault, elder abuse, threatening an officer or a family member, and other charges. Paul was discharged from the hospital on November 3rd.
The day after his attack, the congresswoman released a statement Twitter thanks everyone for their support. “Our children, our grandchildren and I are heartbroken and traumatized by the life-threatening attack on our pop,” she said. “Please know that the outpouring of prayers and warm wishes from so many at the convention is a comfort to our family and is helping Paul make progress in his recovery.”
After Paul was released from the hospital, Nancy opened up about how scary the attack was in an interview with Anderson Cooper on CNN. She described in detail what happened and revealed that she thought the intruder had attacked her children or grandchildren. She revealed her husband was worried about the impact the attack would have on their family. “He’s so concerned about the traumatic impact on our children and our grandchildren, and we’re concerned about the traumatic impact on him,” she said. “For me that’s really the hard part because Paul wasn’t the target and he’s the one paying the price.”