You may recall that Senator Rand Paul was attacked by a crazy neighbor in 2017. The attack was violent and left Paul hospitalized with serious injuries.
And he is still not finished dealing with the aftermath.
He just had part of a lung removed.
FOX News reports:
Rand Paul has part of lung removed after 2017 assault by neighbor
Republican Sen. Rand Paul had part of his lung removed over the weekend due to complications from the 2017 assault by his neighbor.
“Unfortunately, I will have to limit my August activities. Part of my lung damaged by the 2017 assault had to be removed by surgery this weekend. The doctors, nurses, & staff at Vanderbilt University Medical Center were great. I should be able to return to the Senate in September,” Paul, R-Ky., tweeted early Monday.
The surgery comes after Paul was assaulted by neighbor Rene Boucher in November 2017 while he was mowing his lawn. Paul was tackled from behind and suffered six broken ribs, including three displaced fractures. His recovery was complicated by fluid and blood around the lungs, and pneumonia.
Boucher pleaded guilty in March 2018 to a federal charge of assaulting a member of Congress. He was sentenced in June 2018 to 30 days in federal prison, and was ordered to one year of supervised release, a $10,000 fine and 100 hours of community service. He was also ordered to have no contact with Paul’s family.
See Rand Paul’s tweet below:
Unfortunately, I will have to limit my August activities. Part of my lung damaged by the 2017 assault had to be removed by surgery this weekend. The doctors, nurses, & staff at Vanderbilt University Medical Center were great. I should be able to return to the Senate in September
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) August 5, 2019
The attack on Paul was not taken seriously by many on the left.
Jack Hunter writes at the Washington Examiner:
Rand Paul’s surgery reminds us the Left has no problem cheering political violence
Imagine if Democratic leaders Speaker Nancy Pelosi or Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer were viciously assaulted and Republican politicians behaved as though they deserved it, citing everything from their positions on abortion to healthcare. Democrats would be outraged, and rightfully so.
When Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky announced Monday that he had surgery over the weekend to remove part of his lung, a result of his 2017 assault from his neighbor, many wished him a speedy recovery.
And many didn’t.
“I cannot in any way shape or form … feel any sympathy for you,” wrote “Spring” on Twitter, sympathizing with Paul’s neighbor. That tweet had 112 likes as of this writing. “Snake Oil Demagogue” wrote, “Thoughts and prayers, take the rest of your life off,” garnering nearly a thousand likes. One commentator accused Paul of being a pro-Second Amendment Russian dupe, with 139 likes. “Afraid to show your face?” jeered Emmy-award winner Melissa Jo Peltier, with over 200 likes.
Here’s wishing Senator Paul a speedy recovery.