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Senator Rand Paul Attacked by Neighbor, Suffers Five Broken Ribs

Fight was Not Related to Politics

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Senator Rand Paul was reportedly tackled while he was mowing the grass at his home in Bowling Green, Ky, Friday, suffering several rib injuries as a result.

Rene Boucher, the man accused of attacking Senator Paul, may soon face more serious criminal charges, according to law enforcement officials.

An attorney for Boucher said Monday that the dispute had “absolutely nothing to do with either’s politics or political agendas” and was merely “a very regrettable dispute between two neighbors over a matter that most people would regard as trivial.”

WIBC host Tony Katz discussed the incident Monday, telling his audience that Senator Paul's injuries could affect the outcome of the vote on the GOP's proposed tax code legislation.

Katz:

This is a problem for the Senate because flying is going to be an issue for Senator Paul. It's going to be a massive problem; you don't just get on a plane. It's an unbelievable injury. Well if he's not there, how do you vote on some of these things? 

And by the way, he does not seem to be a fan of this tax plan. Can you imagine if the Senate voted on the tax plan without the junior Senator from Kentucky being there?

Click below to hear Tony's full commentary on the incident with Rand Paul:

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