Paul Pelosi faces ‘long recovery process’ after hammer attack on Capitol left her severely bloodied and in critical condition, her doctor said Saturday in a harrowing wake of the attack which left eight people injured
The congresswoman was one of the eight people who was attacked at a recent Congressional softball game Friday night by an assailant who yelled anti-Semitic slurs before launching his violent brawl with the Congresswomen and other Trump supporters, sources told ABC News.
The eight injured in the attack include Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) who was left with a broken leg; Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) who was hospitalized for more than 48 hours with severe, punctured lung; and Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) who was treated for injuries that’may include a broken hip, fractured pelvis or broken femur,’ according to the Congressional staffer who was with Mr. Franks at the time the assault occurred.
‘The Congresswoman was viciously attacked from behind and the attacker had his hands out and was threatening to kill the Congresswoman on top of her, while she was pinned to the ground,’ a congressional source told ABC.
Pelosi was the first victim of the attack, the source said, but was attacked twice in the melee, and was hit with a hammer repeatedly before the weapon was ‘taken from him,’ the source said.
‘He also threatened to kill someone else. It was not just the Congresswoman who was targeted. She was the first, and then there were people who were hit, repeatedly, with the hammer,’ the source said.
‘She had so many stitches in her head. She’s in ICU right now. Her surgeon is working on her. Her blood is still circulating. She’s not stabilized yet.
‘She was on the ground and then she had to fight, she had to be punched, kicked, the attacker had to hit her with a hammer. It may have been the hammer