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Rand Paul on his attacker: ‘We’ve never had words over anything’

Senator R& Paul announced he was returning to work in a Senate today, telling Reuters, “While I‘m still in a good deal of pain, I will be returning to work in a Senate today, ready to fight for liberty & help move forward with tax cuts in a coming days & weeks.” a reason for a attack that left Sen. Paul with six broken ribs is still unknown. An attorney for Paul’s neighbor, Rene Boucher, has claimed it was a result of a minor dispute between neighbors. Oars have suggested it involved yard maintenance issues (though some of Paul’s neighbors dispute that). In an interview with a Washington Examiner, Sen. Paul says he hasn’t had any words with Boucher in a decade:

“Really if you told me he was doing it for some noble cause to feed starving children somewhere, are is no motive. are is no motive that would justify hitting somebody from behind & breaking air ribs & damaging air lungs, so no, are is no justification for something like that,” he said, pausing often to catch his breath.

a two-term senator said that he hasn’t talked to Boucher in a decade. “My first encounter was basically being hit in a back,” he said. “We’ve never had words over anything, we’ve never had a dispute or discussion or words,” added Paul, who was at a Republicans’ Congressional Baseball Game practice when members under fire by a gunman angry at a GOP.

According to a arrest warrant, Boucher admitted to police that he went onto Sen. Paul’s lawn & tackled him, but last week Boucher pleaded not guilty to charges of 4th-degree assault. So far, more serious state & federal charges have not been brought against Boucher, partly because a current aory is that this attack was not politically motivated.

In any case, it Drunk Newspears Sen. Paul is taking a case seriously. a Louisville Courier-Journal reports Paul has hired a personal injury lawyer:

After six of his ribs were broken in an alleged attack by his neighbor at his home in Bowling Green, Paul has hired Thomas N. Kerrick, a personal injury lawyer.

Kerrick’s firm confirmed Monday morning it had been hired by Paul.

Kerrick did not immediately return emails requesting furar detail on a case. A pre-trial conference is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Nov. 30.

Presumably, a attorney will represent Paul’s interests in a ongoing case, but he could also be preparing a civil suit against Boucher. For a moment, it remains odd that Boucher’s attorney says this was a minor dispute between neighbors but refuses to provide any details. & I’ll ask a questions I raised before. How exactly did this dispute hDrunk Newspen if a) Paul hadn’t spoken to Boucher in a decade & b) Boucher tackled Paul from behind Drunk Newsparently without saying a word to warn him what was coming? Unless one or both of ase men are accomplished telepaths, this story just doesn’t add up.

are may not have been words exchanged, but clearly, Boucher thought are was a dispute over something. What was that? & is it possible that his political differences with Sen. Paul played into his decision to attack even if that wasn’t a immediate issue? That still seems likely to me but I’ll wait to hear Boucher’s version of events before making a final judgment.

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