We can now confidently say that the cowardly, life-threatening attack on Rand Paul was politically motivated.
How? Deductive reasoning and common sense. Paul cleared up a lot of nonsense today by telling reporters that he has had no interaction with the attacker, certified liberal wing-nut Rene Boucher, in a decade.
Mainstream media speculated, with help from Democrats on the ground posing as “local experts,” that Paul had somehow enraged his neighbor Boucher with snobby, “libertarian” lawn-care habits.
Instead, it appears obvious that the attacker spent years getting enraged at Rand over politics, posting vicious smears of Republicans and over-the-top anti-Trump memes on Facebook during that time.
Paul said it is hard for him to speak and to breathe normally, but that he returned to the Senate due to the impending tax-cut vote and other pressing concerns.
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“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,” Paul told Paul Bedard, The Washington Examiner’s “Washington Secrets” columnist.
“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 former Republican presidential candidate added.
Paul was allegedly attacked from behind by his neighbor as he was doing yard work earlier this month.
Rene Boucher, who charged with fourth-degree assault, was released over the weekend on $7,500 bond.
Paul said the two men have not had any interaction in a decade.
“My first encounter was basically being hit in the back,” he told the Examiner. “We’ve never had words over anything, we’ve never had a dispute or discussion or words.”
The Kentucky senator, whose injuries could take months to heal, said “there is going to be a criminal prosecution.”
Boucher, who shares property line with Paul in Bowling Green, Ky., pled not guilty to the misdemeanor assault charges during a court appearance last week.
Let’s hear it for Dr. Paul, who hasn’t missed so much as a month in the Senate while surviving a sniper-assassination attempt and a brutal sneak-attack…in the same year!