Rand Paul returns to Washington following assault
FRANKFORT, Ky. - Sen. Rand Paul is returning to Washington following an attack in his yard that left him with six broken ribs.
Paul posted a message on his Twitter account on Monday saying he is returning to work in the Senate despite being in a good deal of pain.
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
Paul was attacked Nov. 3 while mowing his lawn. Police have charged Rene Boucher with misdemeanor assault. Boucher pleaded not guilty during a court hearing last week. Boucher and Paul have been neighbors for 17 years.
Boucher's attorney said the attack was motivated by a trivial dispute but has not elaborated. Paul's senior adviser said the senator had not had a conversation with Boucher in years.
Paul tweeted he will be ready to move forward with tax cuts in the coming days.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Minor injuries reported after school bus crash on Hooper Road
Capitol Area Reentery Coalition Job and Resource Fair
Tech education night classes to be hel din Livingston Parish
One transported after being hit by vehicle near Baton Rouge General
Chief Murphy Paul to hold press conference amid week of violence