Kelley Paul, the wife of Senator Rand Paul (KY-R), is furious with media coverage after the assault on the lawmaker.
Mrs. Paul blasted the media for “concocting theories,” saying the media has victimized Rand a second time with its irresponsible coverage of the assault.
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The Hill reports:
“It is incredibly hurtful that some news outlets have victimized Rand a second time as he struggles to recover, delighting in hateful headlines like ‘Not A Perfect Neighbor,’ and concocting theories about an ‘ongoing dispute,’ based on nothing more than speculation from an attention-seeking person with no knowledge of anything to do with us,” Kelley Paul wrote in an op-ed for CNN.
Some reports have suggested the incident stemmed from an argument over landscaping, but Paul, his wife and his staff have pushed back, calling it a “blindside, violent attack.”
“The only ‘dispute’ existed solely in the attacker’s troubled mind, until, on a beautiful autumn day, he ran down the hill on our property and slammed his body into Rand’s lower back as he stood facing away, wearing noise canceling headphones to protect his ears from the lawnmower,” Kelley Paul wrote.
“This has been a terrible experience; made worse by the media’s gleeful attempts to blame Rand for it, ridiculing him for everything from mowing his own lawn to composting,” she added.
According to Mrs. Paul, Rand has “not had a single night’s sleep uninterrupted by long periods of difficult breathing or excruciating coughing.”
“The impact left Rand with six broken ribs, three displaced, pleural effusion and now pneumonia. This has been a terrible experience; made worse by the media’s gleeful attempts to blame Rand for it, ridiculing him for everything from mowing his own lawn to composting,” added Kelley Paul.
Nearly three 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
As The Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft reported, Paul was told to expect federal charges against his neighbor.
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.