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U.S. Senator Rand Paul Attacked By Anti-Trump Democrat While Mowing His Lawn

The FBI is investigating an attack on Sen. Paul that occurred at his residence.

Warren County, KY – U.S. Senator Rand Paul was assaulted at his home on Friday and the suspect has been arrested.

The suspect, Rene Boucher, age 59, of Bowling Green, has been charged with one count of fourth degree assault, and is being held under $5,000 bond at the Warren County Detention Center, according to USA Today .

In a press release, the Kentucky State Police said:

“On Friday, November 3, 2017 at 3:21 p.m., KSP Troopers responded to the residence of Rand Paul in Warren County, in reference to a report of an assault. Upon their arrival, it was determined that Rene Boucher had intentionally assaulted Paul causing a minor injury.”

Neighbors reported that Sen. Paul was mowing his lawn at the time of the attack, and apparently Boucher was his neighbor.

Senator Paul was reported to have “minor” injuries.

In an email, a spokeswoman for the Senator said “Senator Paul was blindsided and the victim of an assault. The assailant was arrested and it is now a matter for the police. Senator Paul is fine.”

The Kentucky State Police is leading the ongoing investigation.

Jeremiah Hodges, spokesman for the Kentucky State Police, said that the FBI was on scene investigating if the attack was politically motivated. He was unable to provide further details on that aspect of the investigation.

FBI spokesman David Habich confirmed that the agency was aware of the assault on Senator Paul. He said “We are working with our state and local partners to determine if there was a violation of federal law.”

No court date has yet been set.

On his Facebook page, Boucher describes himself as an anesthesiologist, according to PJMedia. He is a Bernie Sanders supporter on the topic of universal health care, and extremely anti-Trump.

Boucher wrote on his Facebook page, among other things, “May Robert Mueller fry Trump’s gonads.”

Senator Paul was present during James Hodgkinson’s harrowing June attack on Republican politicians at a Congressional Baseball game practice. He later said that there would have been a massacre if House Majority Whip Steven Scalise’s security detail had not been present.

GinnyReed - November Sun, 2017


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