Sen. Paul has five broken ribs following assault, spokesperson says

Sen. Paul has five broken ribs following assault, spokesperson says

Sen. Paul has five broken ribs following assault, spokesperson says

"We sincerely hope that Senator Paul is doing well and that these two gentlemen can get back to being neighbors as quickly as possible", the statement said. They are also prominent members of the local medical community and worked together when they were both practicing physicians. Paul has emerged as one of the biggest obstacles to passing the Republican answer to the Affordable Care Act, adding another wrinkle in his complex relationship with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

The arrest warrant in the case indicates that Paul told police that his neighbor came onto his property and tackled him from behind, forcing him to the ground and causing pain.

Rene Boucher has been charged with assaulting Sen.

Paul had injuries to his face, "including small cuts to the nose and mouth area", and he was having trouble breathing "due to a potential rib injury". In a statement, Paul spokeswoman Kelsey Cooper said the Republican senator is 'fine'. But by Sunday, it emerged that Paul's injuries are more serious than first thought.

Paul was left with "minor injuries", including five broken ribs and "considerable pain". Senior Adviser Doug Stafford said this type of injury is marked by severe pain that can last for weeks to months.

An ophthalmologist, he represents Kentucky in the US Senate and is the son of former Congressman Ron Paul, who ran for president several times.

Boucher was booked into the Warren County Regional Jail.


The Blaze, Glenn Beck's online news site, told readers on Sunday that FBI investigators believed "the attack, which occurred Friday afternoon, was politically motivated".

Voter records from March 2017 show Boucher registered as a Democrat.

The suspect, 59-year-old Bowling Green anesthesiologist Rene Boucher, has been charged with fourth-degree assault. The two had previously been seen having "heated discussions" about political issues, including healthcare.

Boucher admitted to the crime and was released on Sunday on a $5,000 bond.

Online real estate sites say Paul's home is worth around $500,000.

Hodges would not confirm that Boucher is Paul's neighbor.

Boucher applied for a patent for the vest in 2003 and has marketed it through the QVC shopping channel.

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