An arrest was made in Rand Paul’s district. His neighbor was taken into custody and charged with one count of fourth degree assault and causing a minor injury, for assaulting the Senator.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) was assaulted by his neighbor at his Bowling Green residence, police say, an altercation the suspect admitted to a Kentucky State trooper, according to an arrest warrant obtained by POLITICO on Saturday.
According to the warrant, Paul was tackled from behind by his neighbor, Rene Boucher, 59, at 3:21 p.m on Friday. The senator was “blindsided” but is “fine,” a spokesperson for Paul said.
Boucher’s altercation with Paul left the senator having difficulty breathing as a result of a “possible rib injury” in addition to bleeding from cuts around his mouth. Paul was seeking medical help for his injuries, the warrant said.
“Senator Paul was blindsided and the victim of an assault,” Paul spokeswoman Kelsey Cooper said. “The assailant was arrested and it is now a matter for the police. Senator Paul is fine.”
Here’s the assailant:
Redstate has more details:
For starters, Boucher, like Paul, is a doctor. According to his Facebook page, he served as an anesthesiologist and pain management specialist with the U.S. Army from 1985 to 1993.
He studied Biology and Pre-Med at Providence College, and attended the College of Osteopathic Medicine in Des Moines.
His Facebook page is a long collection of anti-Trump memes and articles, with at least one article on Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate from the Montana special congressional election who body slammed a reporter.
Why would an anti-Trump doctor assault Senator Paul in his own home? Obviously this story is developing.