Youngkin send handwritten apology note to Nancy Pelosi
‘After an intruder struck her husband with a hammer at their California home’, Governor Glenn Youngkin made a joke about it at a political event. He has now apologised to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a handwritten message.
“My full intention on my comments was to categorically state that violence and the kind of violence that was perpetrated against Speaker Pelosi’s husband is not just unacceptable, it’s atrocious,” According to a statement from Youngkin’s office
“And I didn’t do a great job with that. And so listen, it was a personal note and it was one between me and the speaker, just to reflect those sentiments.”
This communication from Youngkin to the Speaker was first reported by Jake Sherman of Punchbowl News.
At a rally on October 28 in Northern Virginia with Yesli Vega, who is running for the 7th District in Congress, Youngkin said, “Speaker Pelosi’s husband — they had a break-in last night in their house, and he was assaulted. There’s no room for violence anywhere, but we’re gonna send her back to be with him in California. That’s what we’re gonna go do.”
Paul Pelosi had surgery on his cracked skull after the attack, and Democrats criticised Youngkin for trying to make light of it.
Later on Oct. 28, in an interview with the conservative media source Newsmax, Youngkin spoke out against the attack and expressed his hope that Paul Pelosi would make a full recovery.
Democrat for the 7th District Abigail Spanberger stated at the time,“A father, grandfather and husband is in brain surgery after an act of heinous political violence and at a political rally for my opponent, our Governor taunts his wife because he disagrees with her politics? “I hope he’ll apologize and show humanity towards the Pelosi family.”