Shepard Smith reported Thursday that federal prosecutors are expected to charge Senator Rand Paul’s attacker with federal charges.
Senator Rand Paul (R-TN) suffered six broken ribs and a pleural effusion after he was ambushed and assaulted by a neighbor at his Kentucky home last Friday.
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The attacker, Rene Boucher, a 59-year-old retired anesthesiologist, was charged with fourth-degree assault. Neighbor’s of the Republican lawmaker say reports that the incident was over a landscaping dispute is fake news.
According to FOX News Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul was told to expect federal charges against his Socialist neighbor who attacked the Republican senator last week.
That prosecutors are expected to bring federal charges in the attack indicates that they may believe it was politically motivated, Smith reported. Previous media reports that the attack was over a long-standing dispute are inaccurate, Paul’s office has said.