​Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin has sent a handwritten apology to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for recent campaign trail comments making light of the Oct. 28 hammer attack on her husband, Paul Pelosi.

“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. And I didn’t do a great job with that,” Youngkin’s note to the speaker said, according to a statement from his office on Wednesday.

“And so listen, it was a personal note and it was one between me and the speaker, just to reflect those sentiments,” it said. ​

The letter was postmarked Nov. 1, and Pelosi’s office confirmed they received it.

Hours after the attack on 82-year-old Paul Pelosi at the couple’s home in San Francisco, Youngkin was speaking at a campaign rally for a Republican congressional candidate in Virginia. 

Gov. Glenn Youngkin apologized to Nancy Pelosi for comments he made during an Oct. 28 rally in Virginia about the attack on her husband, Paul.
Gov. Glenn Youngkin apologized to Nancy Pelosi for comments he made during an Oct. 28 rally in Virginia about the attack on her husband, Paul.
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The San Francisco home of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Paul Pelosi where he was attacked on Oct. 28.
The San Francisco home of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Paul Pelosi where he was attacked on Oct. 28.
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“There’s no room for violence anywhere, but we’re going to send her back to be with him in California​,” he said.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
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David DePape is accused of breaking into the house through a back door on Oct. 28 and bludgeoning Paul Pelosi with a hammer, fracturing his skull. 

DePape, 42, told investigators that he had intended to hold Nancy Pelosi hostage, but the speaker wasn’t home at the time. 

“DePape stated that he was going to hold Nancy hostage and talk to her. If Nancy were to tell DePape the ‘truth,’ he would let her go, and if she ‘lied,’ he was going to break her kneecaps,” ​the police said DePape admitted in an interview. 

With Post wires



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