Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was detained in Napa County, California, on Saturday night for reportedly driving while intoxicated.
According to the Napa County Criminal Justice Network’s records, the 82-year-old was arrested around 11:44 p.m. and charged with two misdemeanors: driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol content level of 0.08 or above.
Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was charged with misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol in Napa County, Calif., on Saturday night.
Bail for Mr. Pelosi, 82, was set at $5,000. Speaker Pelosi was not with him. https://t.co/qWeuHh5tlV
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According to the records, Paul’s bail was set at $5,000 and he was released on Sunday morning. More information about the incident was not immediately available.
Nancy Pelosi’s office stated that she was out of the country when her husband was arrested and that she would not comment further.
BREAKING: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband, Paul, was arrested Saturday night and charged with driving under the influence, according to media news outlet TMZ.
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“The Speaker will not be commenting on this private matter which occurred while she was on the East Coast,” the statement read.
On Sunday, the California Democrat was in Providence, Rhode Island, to deliver Brown University’s 2022 graduation address. She received an honorary doctoral degree as well.
Join me live @BrownUniversity as I deliver the Commencement Oration to 2022 graduates and receive an honorary doctorate degree. https://t.co/uBhdzJyOej
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) May 29, 2022
During her speech, the House speaker urged graduates to contribute to the unification of a “very divided” society, citing the recent “senseless” mass killings in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, New York.
“I see dazzling brilliance, beautiful diversity,” Pelosi told the crowd of graduates. “I see the future — and it is you. So class of 2022, go forward with courage to build unity and hold on to your hope.”
The Pelosis have five children and have been married since 1963.
Nancy Pelosi recently made headlines after the archbishop of San Francisco announced that because of her public support for abortion rights is no longer eligible to receive Communion.
Salvatore Cordileone, a conservative archbishop, said he had already expressed his concerns to Pelosi, D-Calif., in an April 7 letter after she committed to enshrining the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade abortion right into federal law. Pelosi never responded to Cordileone, according to him.
Pelosi must openly disavow her support for abortion rights in order to receive Holy Communion, which is a traditional supper of bread and wine that commemorates the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, according to Cordileone.
“After numerous attempts to speak with her to help her understand the grave evil she is perpetrating, the scandal she is causing, and the danger to her own soul she is risking, I have determined that the point has come in which I must make a public declaration that she is not to be admitted to Holy Communion,” Cordileone wrote.
Cordileone said he’d written Pelosi a different letter the day before about the ramifications of claiming her faith to support abortion and refusing to change her mind.
“I am hereby notifying you that you are not to present yourself for Holy Communion and, should you do so, you are not to be admitted to Holy Communion, until such time as you [publicly] repudiate your advocacy for the legitimacy of abortion and confess and receive absolution of this grave sin in the sacrament of Penance,” he wrote in the letter to Pelosi.
Pelosi promised to codify the right to abortion after Texas passed a law prohibiting abortions after six weeks last year. A bill sponsored by Democrats in the Senate that would have carried out that promise just failed.
Pelosi emphasized her Catholic faith to reinforce her support for abortion rights following the release of the Supreme Court’s draft judgment, which revealed a preliminary ruling to strike down constitutional safeguards for abortion.