The Rand Paul Assault Story Just Keeps Getting Weirder

  • The Rand Paul Assault Story Just Keeps Getting Weirder

The Rand Paul Assault Story Just Keeps Getting Weirder

But, apparently in response to those theories, Boucher's lawyer, Matthew J. Baker, issued a statement Monday assuring that this had "absolutely nothing to do with either's politics or political agendas".

The Republican hasn't said when he'll be able to return to work in Washington.

Boucher and Paul have lived next to each other in Bowling Green for 17 years, Baker said.

"It was a very regrettable dispute between two neighbors over a matter that most people would regard as trivial", Baker wrote, without elaborating.

The attorney for the man accused of assaulting U.S. Sen.

We hope to know more in the coming days, about Paul's path to recovery, the time he may be away from Washington, D.C., and the Republican road forward on things like tax reform in a divided Congress in which every vote counts.

The statement said Paul was "blindsided" by the assault but she did not provide further details. It's also somewhat more hard to believe such serious injuries would result from such a "trivial" dispute. Paul suffered five rib fractures, including three displaced fractures.

"This type of injury is caused by high velocity severe force", the staffer, Doug Stafford, added.

Paul, 54, an ophthalmologist, also had injuries to his face, including small cuts to his nose and mouth area, according to the complaint.

The Kentucky State Police arrested the neighbor, Rene Boucher, 59, and took him to the Warren County Regional Jail, where he was released on $7,500 bond.

Boucher is expected to make his first court appearance at the Warren County Justice Center on Thursday.

Boucher's attorney, Matt Baker, told local station WBKO "It's just a disagreement - a long-standing disagreement between two neighbors".

According to the arrest warrant, Boucher walked onto Paul's property and tackled him from behind, forcing him to the ground. There is also no indication that Paul will suffer any prolonged disfigurement or impairment of health, and there is no report that he has suffered any organ damage.

I'm not going to speculate without more information, but let's note for the record that any politically motivated violence against elected officials is outrageous and fundamentally at odds with how a healthy democracy is supposed to function.

Boucher is listed as an inactive physician retired from practicing medicine on the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure's website, which states that he graduated in 1984 from the Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and was licensed in 1998 to practice in Kentucky.

Boucher was charged with fourth-degree assault, but charges may be upgraded due to the severity of Sen.