The socialist man who assaulted Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Friday insisted that the violent attack — which left Paul with five broken ribs — released a statement through his lawyer insisting the assault had “nothing to do” with politics.
Rene Boucher, a 59-year-old retired anesthesiologist, who lives next door to Paul, faces charges of fourth-degree assault for attacking the senator as he mowed his lawn. Boucher was ordered to remain 1,000 feet away from Paul and his family, except while in his house, as a condition for bail, according to a copy of the citation reviewed by The Daily Caller.
“The unfortunate occurrence of November 3rd has absolutely nothing to do with either’s politics or political agendas,” Matthew Baker, Boucher’s attorney, said in a statement released to Fox News. “It was a very regrettable dispute between two neighbors over a matter that most people would regard as trivial.”
Baker said that he hopes Paul and Boucher “get back to being neighbors as soon as possible.”
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