While at a campaign event in Maryland on Saturday, Vice President Kamala Harris wished House Speaker Paul Pelosi, Nancy Pelosi’s husband, a speedy recovery after the attack at their San Francisco home. The speaker of the House, who represents California, is from Baltimore, where Saturday’s event was held.
“I also want to mention a daughter of Baltimore, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her husband Paul, and I know we all send our prayers to their family and for Paul’s speedy recovery,” the vice president said during her speech.
was attacked by a man who broke into their home in the early hours of Friday. He has since undergone surgery and is expected to make a full recovery, according to the speaker’s office.
Although police have not officially released a motive for the crime, they said Friday that it was “And that it was targeted and “wrong”. The suspect reportedly yelled at Paul Pelosi, “Where’s Nancy? Where’s Nancy?’ And, according to the Associated Press, and other various conspiracy theories and appeared to believe false claims that the 2020 presidential election was stolen.
Harris said what is happening in our country right now is scary.
“There was a time when we valued and understood the importance to a democracy of vigorous debate, where we valued that it is diversity of opinion that will lead us to progress toward intelligent decisions,” Harris said. “But something is happening in our country where powerful people, so-called leaders, are using the bully pulpit given to them by the people in a way that is about maintaining their personal power and is being used to divide us. Country.”
While this behavior promotes hate, Harris said, people should look to engage in political discourse. He also told people to vote as election day is just ten days away.
“We have a lot of work to do, and so I know who’s here, and I know this is a room of leaders who show up every election and remind our neighbors and our friends, the perfect strangers we see, but in their face, we see a neighbor and a friend and we ask them to vote,” Harris said.
The Maryland Democrats GOTV event was held for Senator Chris Van Hollen and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wes Moore. The vice president also campaigned for Rep. Anthony Brown, who is running for Maryland attorney general, and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, who is seeking re-election.
During her speech, Harris talked about what Democrats have done so far to help Americans and said that because people voted in the last election, the party passed theand put , the first black woman on the US Supreme Court. Harris said many issues were at the center of attention in the midterm elections, including the right to contraception. He cited the June Supreme Court decision that struck down Roe v. Wade.
“The proponents of the decision said, ‘Well, we think this is now a decision that should go to the states, and the voters can decide, right?'” But look who’s talking because out of those same mouths, you’ll see people who are across our country to implement laws that deliberately make it harder for people to vote,” Harris said.
With these concerns, he said democracy is at stake in the midterm elections, adding that the US must be a leader for the world.
“When you’re a role model, people watch what you do to see if it matches what you say, and leaders around the world and people around the world watch what’s happening in our country,” the vice president said.