Good news. Sen. Rand Paul has returned to the Senate!
Kelley and I want to thank everyone once again for your thoughts and prayers for my recovery. While I’m still in a good deal of pain, I will be returning to work in the Senate today, ready to fight for liberty and help move forward with tax cuts in the coming days and weeks.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) November 13, 2017
If you recall, Paul suffered six broken ribs after his deranged neighbor tackled him to the ground. NYT initially published an article, alleging that this began as a landscaping feud.
A FLORA ISSUE FOR REAL.
Believe it or not, there’s truth to that. According to this, his neighbor has been wanting to sell his house, but he hasn’t been able to and blames Paul’s trees. They’re “in the way.”
The ‘socialist’ doctor charged with cracking Senator Rand Paul’s ribs in a crunching blindside tackle may have harbored a secret grudge against his GOP neighbor for spoiling his lakeside views and ‘devaluing’ his home, DailyMail.com can reveal.
Rene Boucher, 59, told Paul in the wake of the mauling that he hadn’t been able to sell his $740,000 house for ten years because the congressman’s trees were ‘in the way’.
It’s believed Boucher was referring to woodland at the back of Paul’s property that blocks the doctor’s views of the picturesque private lake that forms the centerpiece of their upscale gated community.
Friends say it could explain why the retired anesthesiologist has failed to find a buyer for his five-bedroom, 1.36-acre home which is nonetheless described on property websites as ‘overlooking’ the desirable water feature.
Boucher’s alleged grievance was relayed to the media by another of Paul’s neighbors, Alicia Stivers, the first person who saw the bloodied and dazed lawmaker after the November 3 assault in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Records show that Boucher has put his house on the market a number of times with no success. So he’s blaming Paul’s trees, which supposedly block the beautiful view. Meanwhile, others say Boucher was simply asking too much for his home.
Either way, that’s no excuse. You don’t tackle your neighbor and break six of his ribs.
Paul doesn’t care about the motive.
“From my perspective, I’m not really too concerned about what someone’s motive is. I’m just concerned that I was attacked from the back and somebody broke six of my ribs and gave me a damaged lung where at least for now I have trouble speaking and breathing and now I’ve hurt for 10 days,” he told the Washington Examiner
“Really if you told me he was doing it for some noble cause to feed starving children somewhere, there is no motive,” Paul continued. “There is no motive that would justify hitting somebody from behind and breaking their ribs and damaging their lungs, so no, there is no justification for something like that.”
The Washington Examiner noted that Paul struggled to speak and often had to pause to catch his breath.
“I’m about 10 to 11 days out,” Paul said. “Physically I’m in less pain. I just am still having trouble completing sentences because I have to get enough air to expel so there is a little difficulty going still with breathing.”
This really did involve landscaping. Geez Louise.
h/t Daily Mail