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Top Democrat Seeks Answers From Capitol Police After Attack on Pelosi’s Husband

House Administration Committee Chair Zoe Lofgren 

House Administration Committee Chair Zoe Lofgren 

Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg

A senior House Democrat is demanding answers from the U.S. Capitol Police about protection for members of Congress after a hammer-wielding assailant broke into Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s home and attacked her husband.

House Administration Committee Chair Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) asked Capitol Police Chief J. Thomas Manger to answer for the department in a Nov. 1 letter obtained by Bloomberg Government. In it, Lofgren said the break-in and assault that put Paul Pelosi in the hospital “raise significant questions about security protections for Members of Congress, particularly those in the presidential line of succession.”