Sen. Rand Paul returned to Capitol Hill Monday for the primary time after he used to be brutally attacked at his Kentucky house now not up to two weeks prior to now.
Paul entered the Senate chamber to forged a vote. He spoke with different senators, in conjunction with Democratic Sen. Brian Schatz of Hawaii.
Paul used to be attacked whilst mowing his garden on Nov. three, in accordance to executive. The neighbor — Rene Boucher — attacked Paul from at the back of after he had gotten off of his garden mower.
Paul’s excellent friend, Robert Porter, mentioned that Paul used to be dressed in coverage over his ears and didn’t listen Boucher coming.
An X-ray examination confirmed the Kentucky senator suffered six damaged ribs and a increase of extra fluid in his lungs.
Boucher’s jail professional insisted the attack had “nothing to do” with politics, on the other hand rather used to be due to a “landscaping dispute.” A senior adviser to Paul disputed that declare.
Boucher, 59, used to be charged with misdemeanor attack for the attack. He pleaded now not in price ultimate week in Bowling Green.