Senator Paul announced on Monday morning that despite being in a good deal of pain after breaking 6 of his ribs, he will still be returning to work in order to ensure the success of the Senate Republican tax cut effort.
It is now known that Rand Paul was wearing headphones while he was mowing his lawn in Bowling Green, Kentucky. It was then, as he was listening to music and mowing his lawn, that his neighbor approached and attacked him from behind.
After being attacked and tackled from behind, Rand Paul was able to throw Boucher, his neighbor, off him. As would be expected, they then exchanged nasty words with each other.
According to NBC News, the two have avoided talking to each other for several years now, and have been next-door neighbors for 17 years. They were once both prominent members of the local medical community and worked together as practicing physicians.
They have also had disputes over their property line involving a creek behind the lawmaker's house where Paul's sons would sometimes play. When the two have spoken, it was usually when Boucher, a left-liberal, would yell at Paul about his politics.
Almost two weeks ago, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul was mowing his lawn. Suddenly, he was blindsided by an attack that resulted in multiple sustained injuries, including six ribs that are now cracked, bruised lungs, and pain bad enough that Paul is unable to fly on an airplane for a considerable amount of time. This means that Paul's injuries are far more severe than initially reported.
The attack took place shortly after 3 pm local time on Friday when Paul's neighbor tackled him to the ground. On Saturday, initial reports claimed that Paul had a minor injury. Paul's Senate office initially reported that the senator was doing fine, but the description of Paul's injuries above, which came to light after the incident, display that Paul is severely wounded and suffering from considerable pain.
Currently, authorities are trying to decide whether the attack was politically motivated. If it was, then federal charges could be filed against Paul's neighbor. Last week, the neighbor pled "not guilty" to some less severe charges. The neighbor claims that the disputes were for trivial personal reasons, whereas others seem to suggest that the attack was politically motivated.
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