BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Sen. Rand Paul is recovering from five broken ribs and bruises to his lungs, and it is unclear when he will return to Washington, aides said Sunday, signaling that injuries he sustained Friday are far more severe than initially thought.
The second-term Republican senator from Kentucky and 2016 presidential candidate was attacked, allegedly by a next-door neighbor, Rene Boucher, 59, who was charged with fourth-degree assault.
Doug Stafford, Paul’s chief of staff, said in a statement Sunday that the senator has five rib fractures, including three displaced fractures, meaning the bones are partly or completely cracked.
A motive is not known, and there is no indication that the attack was political in nature.
Jeff Jones, a registered nurse who worked with Boucher at the Bowling Green Medical Center, described Boucher’s politics as “liberal.”
“He was active on social media and said some negative things about the Republican agenda,” Jones said.
“I think it was unfortunate that they lived so close together,” he added.
It’s “unfortunate” for any normal American who has to live cheek-by-jowl with these vicious, fascist thugs.
The neighbors had been known to have “heated discussions” about health care, Bullington said, adding that Boucher is an advocate of a national health system.
See? It’s actually Paul’s fault, for invading this nut’s “safe space” and “triggering” him. But even though most all of the violent confrontations between real Americans and the Goosesteppin’ Left have been instigated by guess who against you already know, you can be sure that DC Swamp house organ the WaPo will have to find some way to make out that both sides are equally affected, and equally guilty. And sure enough…
The senator joins a growing list of lawmakers in both parties who have been attacked or threatened with violence this year. Congressional security officials have investigated thousands of general or specific threats against Democratic and Republican lawmakers.
Gee, wonder how the numbers actually break down on that. I also wonder which side is more likely to graduate from “threats” to actual murderous violence.
Scratch that; I don’t wonder at all.
The threats turned to violence during the summer when House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) was nearly killed by a gunman who showed up at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va.
Uh huh. “A gunman”—who was a typical diehard frothing Leftist, and who specifically targeted Republicans only, “showing up” at a Republican team practice after specifically planning to kill Republicans, and deliberately seeking them out.
More recently, Rep. Frederica S. Wilson (D-Fla.) skipped several days of votes after threats were made against her after she sparred with Trump over the treatment of the widow of a U.S. soldier killed in Niger.
And there it is again: “threats” versus actual fucking violent attacks. One of these things is not like the other. And one of these things is way, way more likely to be perpetrated by the scumbag Left.
For now, that is. We’ll see just how much longer that state of affairs holds up. My guess is it’s going to take more than just one of us actually being killed by these freaks before enough suddenly becomes enough.