Pelosi assault is latest in series of threats, attacks against political figures

The assault of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul, inside their San Francisco home early Friday morning is the latest incidence of increased threats and violence aimed at political figures:

Rep. Eric Swalwell

Three staffers of Rep Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) received a series of calls this year threatening to kill the congressman and his staffers. On Friday, a Pennsylvania man pled guilty to making threats to kill the member of Congress.

Rep. Lee Zeldin

Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin, a New York gubernatorial candidate, was attacked during an upstate campaign stop in July. A man climbed on stage and tried to stab the lawmaker, according to police. Zeldin was not injured, and the suspect was arrested.

Rep. Pramila Jayapal

In July, a man was arrested outside the home of Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) after allegedly making threats to kill the lawmaker and telling her to go back to India. The suspect was charged with stalking.

Justice Brett Kavanaugh

In June, a

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