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    Rand Paul recovering from 5 broken ribs after attack at Kentucky home

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    Rand Paul recovering from 5 broken ribs after attack at Kentucky home
    Rand Paul was recovering Sunday from five broken ribs, including three displaced fractures, after he was assaulted by a neighbor who tackled him from behind at the senator’s Kentucky home, officials said.

    Senior Adviser Doug Stafford said it is unclear when the Republican senator will return to work since he is in “considerable pain” and has difficulty getting around, including flying. Stafford said this type of injury is marked by severe pain that can last for weeks to months.

    “This type of injury is caused by high velocity severe force,” Stafford said a statement to Fox News.

    The Bowling Green Daily News reported that an arrest warrant said Paul told police his neighbor came on his property and tackled him from behind Friday, forcing him to the ground, all while the senator had been mowing his lawn. He had trouble breathing because of the rib injury, the warrant said.

    A Warren County official did not immediately respond to a request from The Associated Press for a copy of the arrest warrant.

    Police arrested 59-year-old Rene Boucher on Saturday and charged him with misdemeanor fourth-degree assault with a minor injury. Boucher lives next door to Paul and his wife, according to Warren County property records.


    Boucher was released from jail Saturday on a $7,500 bond. He has a court date scheduled for Thursday. Boucher did not return a phone call from The Associated Press seeking comment. It is unclear if he has an attorney.

    “Displaced rib fractures can lead to life-threatening injuries such as: hemopneumothorax, pneumothorax, pneumonia, internal bleeding, laceration of internal organs and lung contusions. Senator Paul does have lung contusions currently,” Stafford explained.

    Sunday’s disclosures come a day after Paul’s office said the senator was fine and characterized his injuries as minor.

    Paul and his wife, Kelley, “appreciate everyone’s thoughts and well wishes and he will be back fighting for liberty in the Senate soon,” Stafford said.

    Paul was the lone GOP nay on the budget framework for tax reform, although his position on tax reform itself appears to be on the edge. The Trump administration has suggested that Paul is a yea on tax reform. The GOP only can lose two votes on tax reform before needing Vice President Mike Pence to break a tie.

    Paul’s health could be another factor in the White House’s race to finish tax reform ― along with the health of Sens. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., and John McCain, R-Ariz.

    Boucher is an anesthesiologist and a pain specialist. He invented the “Therm-A-Vest,” a cloth vest partially filled with rice that when heated can be worn to relieve back pain, according to a 2005 article from the Bowling Green Daily News.

    A spokeswoman for Paul said he was “blindsided” by the attack, but did not provide more details. Police have not said what motivated the attack. Kentucky State Police Master Trooper Jeremy Hodges said the FBI is checking to see if the attack was politically motivated.

    FBI spokesman David Habich said the agency is aware of the incident and is “working with our state and local partners to determine if there was a violation of federal law.”

    The attack was a shock for the community in Bowling Green, where a neighbor says he would often see Paul and Boucher out walking their dogs on the normally quiet streets. Jim Skaggs, a member of the state Republican Party executive committee, lives in the neighborhood and has known both men for years. He said they disagreed politically, but was shocked to hear of the incident.

    “They were as far left and right as you can be,” Skaggs said. “We had heard of no friction whatsoever other than they just were difference of political opinion. Both of them walked their little dogs at about a mile and a half circle, a nice little dog trot. I’d see them out walking, maybe they might stop and speak with each other.”

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...aul/834216001/

    A doctor and neighbor of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has been accused of assaulting the politician and breaking five of his ribs.

    Kelsey Cooper, a spokeswoman for the senator, confirmed the injury on Sunday evening.

    Rene Boucher, 59, of Bowling Green was arrested Friday evening charged with misdemeanor fourth-degree assault. He was released from the Warren County Detention Center Saturday after posting $7,500 bond, according to Kentucky State Police and the Associated Press.

    An arrest warrant detailing the injuries was not immediately available Sunday, though Kentucky State Police said the injuries were minor. Boucher did not return a phone call from AP seeking comment. It is unclear if he has an attorney.

    Paul posted on his Twitter account Sunday that he and his wife were grateful for the support “after Friday’s unfortunate incident.”

    Boucher lives on Rivergreen Lane, inside a gated community in Bowling Green, according to the Warren County property valuation administrator’s website. The Washington Post reported that Paul lived in the same neighborhood.

    The 59-year-old is also a practicing anesthesiologist and an inventor who created a device called the "Therm-a-Vest" to alleviate back pain, according to a 2005 article in the Bowling Green Daily News. He sold and appeared alongside his invention on QVC, the home shopping channel.

    Voter records from March 2017 show Rene Boucher registered as a Democrat.



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    I was extremely surprised to read about this this morning, though it happened on Friday. I wish Rand a speedy recovery and hope this was a personal matter rather than a politically charged attack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ezekial View Post
    I was extremely surprised to read about this this morning, though it happened on Friday. I wish Rand a speedy recovery and hope this was a personal matter rather than a politically charged attack.
    Yeah, that's absolutely the hope.

    People are saying the guy who attacked him was fairly liberal. But that could be non-consequential.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ezekial View Post
    Hopefully the guy just got sick of Paul's dog ******** in his yard without cleanup.
    Figured it was over leaves from Paul's tree going into his yard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffy25 View Post
    Yeah, that's absolutely the hope.

    People are saying the guy who attacked him was fairly liberal. But that could be non-consequential.
    Hopefully the guy just got sick of Paul's dog ******** in his yard without cleanup.
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    It was probably his dad beating him up for being a sellout.

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    Wish we could do this to all our politicians.


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    Sounds like he got into a little tiff about some shrubbery. Hard to find credible sources amongst all the far right fear mongering. But that's all it truly appears to be. Get well.
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    They were playing my rough football.


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    He got attacked by ant-leaf-a.

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    Good thing he has some solid government provided health coverage.

    ****ing twat


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    Quote Originally Posted by SpecialFNK View Post
    Voter records from March 2017 show Rene Boucher registered as a Democrat.
    I was scratching my head wondering why you would care about this, but fortunately for us, you bold the only parts you read.

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    People are so quick to jump to conclusions on everything. When this story first was reported, I didn't jump right to "Neighbor was an antifa member." When neighbors fight its almost always over loud music or other behavior that has the opposite party annoyed. Even though Rand Paul is high profile, its probably unwise to jump to scandalous conclusions because he was beat up by a lefty.

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    lol, definitely read the op by reading only the bold

    all the important details are bolded

    fnk, I appreciate both the effort and the help
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    Quote Originally Posted by C-ross12 View Post
    People are so quick to jump to conclusions on everything. When this story first was reported, I didn't jump right to "Neighbor was an antifa member." When neighbors fight its almost always over loud music or other behavior that has the opposite party annoyed. Even though Rand Paul is high profile, its probably unwise to jump to scandalous conclusions because he was beat up by a lefty.
    You're probably someone with a triple digit IQ though. The individual who posted this saw that the guy was ID'd as a Democrat and sees it as an opportunity to smear all Democrats. He's also notable for, being generous in saying, not having a triple digit IQ. I could be saying he's so smart his IQ is four digits.............bwahahahahahaha.

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