The attack on Senator Rand Paul by an unhinged neighbor has turned out to be much worse than was initially reported. Paul and his wife have received support from many people, however. For Thanksgiving, they released a video detailing their thanks.
The Hill reported:
Rand Paul and wife release Thanksgiving video following senator’s attack
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and his wife, Kelley, thanked the public on Thursday for their concern in the wake of an alleged assault that broke six of the senator’s ribs.
“Thanks for your concern, your prayers, your thoughts, all your get well cards. It’s been a rough couple weeks, but I’m starting to get better,” Paul said in a video posted on social media.
Paul returned to Washington last week after suffering six broken ribs when his neighbor, Rene Boucher, allegedly attacked him in early November. Paul added that he’s looking forward to working on the Republican tax reform legislation in the Senate.
Paul’s wife, Kelley, joined him in the video, saying, “we’re grateful for your prayers, your well wishes and your concerns. Happy Thanksgiving, everybody.”
Boucher, Paul’s neighbor for 17 years, pleaded not guilty earlier this month to a fourth-degree assault charge. He faces up to a year in jail if convicted and is due back in court Nov. 30 for a pretrial hearing.
Watch the video:
Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you're enjoying time with family and friends. pic.twitter.com/sABo2rGghz
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) November 23, 2017
We hope Senator Paul makes a speedy recovery!