Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin sent a handwritten note of apology to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for comments he made after the assault on her husband Paul Pelosi, her spokesperson told CNN.
The speaker has accepted the apology, the spokesperson said.
The letter, which was postmarked for November 1, came after the Virginia Republican said late last month, “Speaker Pelosi’s husband had a break-in last night in their house, and he was assaulted. There’s no room for violence anywhere, but we’re gonna send her back to be with him in California. That’s what we’re going to go do.”
Youngkin at the time was stumping for congressional candidate Yesli Vega just hours after the assault.
Punchbowl was first to report about the letter.
Youngkin, who drew criticism for the initial swipe at Pelosi, later expressed regret for making the comments.
“At the end of the day, I really wanted to express the fact that what happened to Speaker Pelosi’s husband was atrocious. And I didn’t do a great job,” he told Punchbowl News.
Paul Pelosi was attacked with a hammer at the couple’s home in San Francisco by a male assailant at the end of last month, authorities have said. The assailant was searching for the speaker of the House, according to court documents.
The violent attack on Paul Pelosi raised concerns over threats of political violence driven by partisan animosity and increasingly hostile political rhetoric, and highlighted the potential vulnerability of lawmakers and their families in the current political climate.