Pelosi Tells John Dickerson: “The Physical Scars Are Healing, But I Think the Emotional Scars, I Don’t Know If Those Ever Heal”

Filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi, the youngest daughter of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has a new documentary about her mother launching on HBO next week. Not in the film, however, is the brutal hammer attack on her father by an intruder in their San Francisco home on Oct. 28. In a revealing interview with John Dickerson for CBS SUNDAY MORNING, Pelosi says her father’s scars are healing but the emotional damage may never go away. The interview will be broadcast Sunday, Dec. 11 (9:00 AM, ET) on the CBS Television Network and streamed on Paramount+.

“He is getting better every day. Thank you for asking,” Pelosi tells Dickerson. “The scars are healing. I mean, he looks like Frankenstein. The scars are healing. but I think the emotional scars, I don’t know if those ever heal.”

Pelosi adds in addition to emotional scars for her entire family, “I haven’t slept since the night my father was attacked.” She notes some outsiders have used the attack for political advantage.

“I don’t care who you are and who you vote for. Nobody should think it is funny that an 82-year-old man got attacked in the middle of the night,” she says. “And yet, like, a sitting governor and a wannabe governor and members of Congress were laughing about it.”

She says her father is the breakout star of her mother’s life and of the documentary she’s made,“Pelosi in the House.”

Pelosi talks with Dickerson about her film, growing up in the Pelosi household and what it was like being inside the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 as it was being stormed by violent insurrectionists searching for her mother.