(CNSNews.com) - President Joe Biden, speaking to reporters in Delaware after he voted on Saturday, began with a "brief statement" on Nancy and Paul Pelosi.
"You know, I talked to them," Biden said, adding that Paul Pelosi is expected to recover from the attack by an apparently deranged man with a hammer.
Biden said it appeared the attack was intended for the House speaker: "He kept asking, 'Where's Nancy? Where's Nancy?'" Biden said:
"And the generic point I want to make is that, you know, it’s one thing to condemn the violence. But you can’t condemn the violence unless you condemn those people who continue to argue the election was not real, that it’s being stolen, that all the — all the malarkey that’s being put out there to undermine democracy.
"You can’t just apologize and say, 'The violence--' It affects people’s mentality. It affects how people think, particularly people who are not, maybe, as stable as other people.
"So, the vi- — the talk has to stop. That’s the problem. That’s the problem. You can’t just say, 'I feel badly about the violence; we condemn it.' Condemn what produces the violence, and this talk produces the violence.
On Friday night in Philadelphia, Biden also spoke about the attack on Paul Pelosi, tying it to the events of January 6th:
"Folks, before I begin, I want us to take a short pause to send our love to Nancy and Paul Pelosi. I’ve been on the phone with Nancy. Arranged for her to be able to get from Washington out to — out to see her husband, Bobby, which — that’s where — she’s in a plane now heading out there.
"And you’ve seen the news. He was attacked in their home. And when I spoke to the Speaker, she said that he’s doing okay. He went to the hospital, was operated on. And he seems to be coming along well. He’s in good spirits, and the whole family is there.
"While this invason [investigation] is ongoing, the — the news reports indicate it was intended to be an attack on Nan- — on the house Nancy Pelosi lives in — the third-ranking person in the United States in line to be President.
"You know, it’s reported that the same chant was used by this guy they have in custody that was used on January 6th in the attack on the U.S. Capitol. I’m not making this up. This is reported. I can’t guarantee it. I can tell you what’s being reported. And the chant was, “Where’s Nancy? Where’s Nancy? Where’s Nancy?”
"This is despicable. There’s no place in America. There’s too much violence, political violence, too much hatred, too much vitriol. (Applause.)
"And what makes us think that one party can talk about “stolen elections,” “COVID being a hoax,” “this is all a bunch of lies,” and it not affect people who may not be so well balanced? What makes us think that it’s not going to corrode the political climate?
"Enough is enough is enough!"
Although Biden took the weekend off the campaign trail, he said he plans to visit Pennsylvania again, as well as Maryland, New Mexico and California in the final week before the midterm election. "So I’m going to be all around the country," he said.