MSNBC Host: Assault on Rand Paul is ‘One of My Favorite Stories!’ (VIDEO)

MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt told viewers Monday that the assault on Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), which left the lawmaker with six broken ribs, is one of her favorite stories to cover. 

“New details today on the incident that left Senator Rand Paul with six broken ribs – this might be one of my favorite stories,” Hunt said.

Hunt, realizing how ridiculous she sounded, continued by saying awkwardly, “Although, of course, we don’t — clearly Senator Paul is struggling. Neighbor Rene Boucher is accused of beating the Senator and GQ reports that lawn-care issues might be at the heart disagreement.”

Nearly two weeks ago, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) was physically attacked by neighbor Rene Boucher. According to a new report, the incident may have stemmed from a real estate dispute, as Boucher has been trying to sell his Bowling Green, Kentucky home for years and blames Paul for his troubles. 

Daily Mail UK reports:

The ‘socialist’ doctor charged with cracking Senator Rand Paul‘s ribs in a crunching blindside tackle may have harbored a secret grudge against his GOP neighbor for spoiling his lakeside views and ‘devaluing’ his home, DailyMail.com can reveal. 

Rene Boucher, 59, told Paul in the wake of the mauling that he hadn’t been able to sell his $740,000 house for ten years because the congressman’s trees were ‘in the way’.

It’s believed Boucher was referring to woodland at the back of Paul’s property that blocks the doctor’s views of the picturesque private lake that forms the centerpiece of their upscale gated community.

Friends say it could explain why the retired anesthesiologist has failed to find a buyer for his five-bedroom, 1.36-acre home which is nonetheless described on property websites as ‘overlooking’ the desirable water feature.

Dan Renshaw, a 70-year-old car dealership owner isn’t buying the pervious motive that alleged the attack took place over a landscaping issue.

“I’ve known Rand and his wife Kelley for many years. They’re great neighbors. Rand mowed his own yard. It was always presentable. That’s a very lame excuse if that’s the one they are choosing to use. If there was a genuine problem this gentleman could have brought it to the homeowners’ association board and they would have evaluated the situation. But when you take matters into your own hands and attack people, that’s intolerable,” Renshaw told the Daily Mail UK

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