United States Senator Rand Paul was viciously assaulted at his home in Bowling Green, Kentucky over the weekend; receiving five fractured ribs and a bruised lung during a violent altercation with his neighbor.
Top staffer Doug Stafford released a public statement Sunday, saying the junior Senator from Kentucky received serious injuries that will take “weeks” to heal.
“Senator Paul has five rib fractures including 3 displaced fractures,” Stafford told the Bowling Green Daily News. “This type of injury is caused by high velocity severe force. It is not clear exactly how soon he will return to work, as the pain is considerable as is the difficulty in getting around, including flying.”
Rene Boucher, Paul’s 59-year-old neighbor was arrested on Friday and charged with assaulting the GOP lawmaker.
Court filings say Boucher “tackled Paul from behind,” and viciously attacked the Senator while he was on the ground.
“Senator Paul and Kelley appreciate everyone’s thoughts and well wishes and he will be back fighting for liberty in the Senate soon,” added Stafford.