Pelosi says reaction to her husband’s attack may have increased some Democrat voters

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said on Sunday that the attack on her husband Paul Pelosi may have motivated some voters to choose Democrats during the midterm election.

Pelosi shared the comments during a CNN interview on Sunday’s “State of the Union.”

The comments

“The attack is horrible. I mean, imagine what I feel as the one who was the target and my husband paying the price and the traumatic effect on our family,” Pelosi said.

“But that trauma is intensified by the ridiculous disrespectful attitude that the Republicans – and there’s nobody disassociating themselves from the horrible response that they gave to it,” she added.

“Do you think that turned voters off?” Bash asked.

“They tell me so,” Pelosi replied.

The background

“Paul Pelosi, 82, was brutally attacked in the early hours of Oct. 28 after an assailant broke into the couple’s home through a glass door and struck him in the head with a hammer, according to authorities,” The Hill reported.

“Paul Pelosi was transported to the hospital and underwent surgery for a skull fracture and injuries to his right arm and hands. The Speaker has said he’s getting better by the day, but that he still has a long road to recovery,” the report added.

Some have argued that Pelosi’s attacker was a right-wing extremist. A closer look shows this was not the case.

Pelosi may believe the attack helped her party, but it’s uncertain whether there was any kind of cause-and-effect relationship.