For Immediate Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jamaal Bowman, Ed.D (NY-16) issued the following statement in response to an attack on Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband Paul Pelosi, that left him hospitalized with a fractured skull along with serious arm and hand injuries.
“I am sending love and a speedy recovery to Paul Pelosi and his entire family after the attack in his and Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s home,” said Congressman Jamaal Bowman, Ed.D (NY-16). “Make no mistake that this was an attempted assassination on the third highest ranking government official in this country, Speaker Nancy Pelosi. This attack is demonstrative of the rise in hate and violence towards anyone who stands for democracy and freedom. We cannot ignore the fact that these fascists specifically target women with power because there is nothing more frightening to patriarchy, than true gender equality. There’s nothing more essential to the development of our civilization than seeing women lead and help us move toward the democracy we are capable of becoming. I condemn the right wing extremists whose lies and hate resulted in an attack on our nation’s Capitol and against Speaker Pelosi’s family. This week, we see once again just how vindictive and dangerous fear mongering and lies from the Republican party have gotten us. They must be put to an end and held accountable.”