Senator Seriously Injured In Fight With Neighbor

Senator Seriously Injured In Fight With Neighbor


DEFENSE READINESS. MARGARET BRENNAN AND SEOUL. JEFF: SENATOR RAND PAUL RAN FOR PRESIDENT LAST YEAR IS RECOVERING AB FROM A BRUTAL ATTACK. LEYNA: POLICE SAY HIS NEXT-DOOR NEIGHBORS THE ALLEGED ATTACKER. POLITICAL REPORTER DAVE BRYAN JOINS US WITH THE LATEST. REPORTER: THIS IS A BIZARRE CASE TO SAY THE LEAST. ONE OF THE QUESTIONS IS WHAT WAS BEHIND THIS? NOBODY SEEMS TO KNOW YET. IT’S NOT CLEAR HOW LONG SENATOR PAUL MAY BE BED RIDDEN AND UNABLE TO TRAVEL THE CENTERS THAT WERE THE REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP IN CONGRESS PUSHING FOR QUICK APPROVAL OF A TAX REFORM PLAN THAT SENATORS AND JURORS COULD BECOME A POLITICAL PROBLEM FOR THE TAX AGENDA. THE BIG MR. TONIGHT IS WHAT WAS THE MOTIVE FOR THE ATTACK ON SENATOR PAUL? THE ATTACK APPARENTLY CAME OUT OF NOWHERE. SENATOR RAND PAUL WAS REPORTEDLY ON HIS LAWNMOWER TRIMMING HIS LAWN WHEN HE WAS ASSAULTED TO DO DAMAGE, FIVE BROKE IN RIBS AND SOME BRUISING ON HIS LUNGS BUT ACCORDING TO THE ARREST OBTAINED BY “CNN” PAUL TOLD POLICE HIS NEIGHBOR CAME ONTO HIS PROPERTY AND TACKLED HIM FROM BEHIND FORCING INTO THE GROUND AND CAUSING PAIN. HE HAD TROUBLE BREATHING. THE DEFENDANT ADMITTED GOING ONTO PAUL’S PROPERTY AND TACKLING HIM. THE SENATOR DIDN’T FIND OUT UNTIL UNTIL LATER THAT HE HAD FIVE BROKEN RIBS. IT’S AN OPEN INVESTIGATION WHICH MEANS FUTURE CHARGES CAN EXTEND FROM THIS AND IT COULD BE A SERIOUS PHYSICAL INJURY. REPORTER: THE SUSPECT IS PAUL’S NEXT-DOOR NEIGHBOR RENE BOUCHER WHO IS NOW OUT ON BAIL. THE TWO MEN SHARE A CORNER FOR PROPERTY LINE IN THIS UPSCALE GATED IMMUNITY IN BOWLING GREEN KENTUCKY BUT THE MOTIVE REMAINS A MYSTERY. WHY WOULD A FELLOW PHYSICIAN ASSAULT THE SENATOR A MAN WHO IS LIT NEXT DOOR FOR 17 YEARS? THEY EVEN WORK TOGETHER IN THE PAST ACCORDING TO “CNN.” ONE PERSON WHO USED TO WORK WITH RENE BOUCHER TOLD “CNN” THEY WERE SURPRISED TO HEAR THE NEWS ABOUT RENE BOUCHER AND NOTHING IN HIS PAST INDICATED HE WOULD DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS BUT RENE BOUCHER IS A DEMOCRAT IN “CNN” REPORTS A ONE-TIME IS FACEBOOK PAGE PAGE WAS FILLED WITH ANTI-TRUMP POSTINGS WHICH HAVE BEEN DELETED. A LOCAL NEWSPAPER REPORTS RENE BOUCHER CONTRIBUTED TO THE OPPONENT OF RAND PAUL IN THE PAST ELECTION. HIS ATTORNEY TOLD LOCAL STATION W. TKO THAT THIS HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH POLITICS. IT WAS ABSOLUTELY NOT. I’VE SEEN A COUPLE OF MEDIA SPOTS THAT WOULD TEND TO SUGGEST THAT IT WAS POLITICALLY MOTIVATED THAT IT’S UNEQUIVOCALLY UNTRUE. IT VERY HUGELY REGRETTABLE INCIDENT THAT WOULD NOT HAPPEN AGAIN IN A MILLION YEARS. REPORTER: BAKER GAVE A SIMILAR WRITTEN STATEMENT TO “CNN” WHICH HE SAID IT WAS A VERY REGRETTABLE DISPUTE BETWEEN TWO NEIGHBORS OVER MATTER THAT MOST PEOPLE WOULD REGARD AS TRIVIAL. WE SINCERELY HOPE THAT SENATOR PAUL IS DOING WELL AND THESE TWO GENTLEMEN CAN GET BACK TO BEING NEIGHBORS AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. RENE BOUCHER IS A RETIRED ANESTHESIOLOGIST WHO INVENTED WHAT IS CALLED THE THERMO BEST TO HELP PEOPLE WITH THAT PAIN. A SPOKESMAN FOR SENATOR PAUL SAID HE’S NOT TALKING BUT ON SUNDAY HE POSTED ON TWITTER SAYING KELLEY AND I APPRECIATE THE OVERWHELMING SUPPORT AFTER FRIDAY’S UNFORTUNATE EVENT. THANK YOU FOR YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. RENE BOUCHER IS A MENTION WAS RELEASED FROM A LOCAL DETENTION CENTER AFTER POSTING A 7500-DOLLAR BOND ON SATURDAY BUT DESPITE DESPITE HIS ATTORNEY’S DENIALS THE KENTUCKY STATE POLICE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE FBI ARE STILL LOOKING INTO WHETHER THE ATTACK MAY HAVE BEEN POLITICALLY MOTIVATED. JEFF AND LEYNA.