The intruder who broke into the home of Nancy Pelosi and her husband is looking for the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.
The attackers were shouting, “Where’s Nancy? Where’s Nancy?” after breaking into the couple’s San Francisco home at 2 a.m. Friday, NBC News reported.
Mr. Pelosi, 82, was then attacked with a hammer.
He was taken to hospital “under good medical care and is expected to make a full recovery,” according to spokesman Drew Hammill.
Mrs. Pelosi, the Democratic speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and second in line to the president, was in Washington, D.C., and had recently returned from a security summit in Europe.
Mr. Pelosi has no security details of his own because the spouse is not eligible for that protection.
“What happened to Paul Pelosi is despicable,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement.
“I spoke with Speaker Pelosi earlier this morning and conveyed my deepest concerns and heartfelt wishes to her husband and their family, and wish him a speedy recovery.”