Senator Rand Paul, (R-KY) set the record straight on Wednesday on the assault that took place in his front yard last month, according to BizPacReview.
Paul doubled down on claims his wife made last week that the neighbor who attacked him while he was mowing his lawn did so without giving any reason whatsoever.
“I was working in my yard with my earmuffs on you know to protect my hearing from the mower and I had gotten off the mower, facing downhill and the attacker came running full-blown. I never saw him, I never had conversation – in fact the weird thing is I haven’t talked to him in 10 years,” the senator said.
He continued, “After my ribs were broken then he said things to me to try to indicate why he was unhappy but I think the, I guess to me the bottom line is it isn’t so important – if someone mugs you is it really justified for any reason.”
The senator was tackled to the ground by neighbor Rene Boucher and suffered a bruised lung and several broken ribs.
Boucher’s attorney said on behalf of his client shortly after the news broke that the fight “had nothing to do with politics.”
The senator added in his interview that “you don’t really know what’s in someone’s mind … but for the most part the real question should be are you allowed to attack someone from behind in their yard when out they’re mowing their grass? Even if you dislike something about their yard.”
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