Sen. Rand Paul appeared to name into query Wednesday night media experiences that the person who badaulted him had been motivated by a feud over landscaping.
Paul was attacked final week as he mowed the garden at his Bowling Green, Kentucky, dwelling. Paul’s attacker, his neighbor, 59-year-old retired physician Rene Boucher, allegedly tackled the senator as he was mowing his garden and has been charged with misdemeanor badault. The Courier Journal, Louisville’s newspaper, reported earlier this week that the 2 males had feuded usually over landscaping points.
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But Paul appeared to dispute that notion with a pair of posts to Twitter on Wednesday, linking to a Breitbart News story headlined “Rand Paul’s neighbors say reports blaming savage badault on ‘landscaping dispute’ are fake news” and one from The Washington Examiner headlined “Rand Paul’s neighbors rip media ‘landscaping dispute’ reports.”
In its report, The Washington Examiner stated Boucher’s social media accounts have been peppered with posts important of President Donald Trump and of Republicans, though it stopped wanting suggesting that the badault was politically motivated.
Earlier Wednesday, Paul supplied an replace on his situation, telling his Twitter followers that he had six damaged ribs and pleural effusion, a buildup of fluid between the chest and the lungs.
“Kelley and I appreciate the overwhelming support after Friday’s unfortunate event. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers,” Paul (R-Ky.) wrote on Twitter. “I appreciate all of the support from everyone. A medical update: final report indicates six broken ribs & new X-ray shows a pleural effusion.”