January 8, 2018
Republican Sen. Rand Paul says he was in “living hell” in the weeks following aby his next-door neighbor outside his home in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in November.
In his first appearance on a Sunday show since the alleged assault, Paul told CBS News’ “Face the Nation” that he’s getting a “little better each day.” The attack left Paul with six broken ribs, cuts on his face and fluid buildup in his chest.
“It was sort of, I guess, a living hell for the first four or five weeks. Couldn’t get out of bed without assistance, six broken ribs, damage to my lungs, two bouts of pneumonia. It was really a tough go of it. But each day I feel a little bit better. This last month I’ve been doing better,” Paul said.
The violent scuffle occurred Nov. 3 at Paul’s home while he was doing yard work. The neighbor, Rene Boucher, allegedly tackled the senator from behind. Boucher was charged with assault and pleaded not guilty.
This article was posted: Monday, January 8, 2018 at 8:47 am