Unhinged Neighbor Charged with Felony After Attacking Sen. Rand Paul and Breaking 6 of His Ribs

In early November Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) was physically attacked by neighbor Rene Boucher while mowing his yard.

Boucher ran onto Paul’s property and tackled him in a blindside attack breaking six of his ribs and a pleural effusion.

Senator Paul later suffered pneumonia from the attack.

Boucher was finally charged on Friday for the attack. Paul’s neighbor was charged with a felony.

Boucher is reportedly a unhinged Trump-hating Socialist.

At least one MSNBC host celebrated the attack.

The Courier Journal reported:

Rene Boucher, the 58-year-old Bowling Green man accused of attacking U.S. Sen. Rand Paul at his home in November, has been charged with assaulting a member of congress resulting in personal injury.

The charges – a federal felony – were announced Friday by Josh J. Minkler, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana.

“Assaulting a member of Congress is an offense we take very seriously,” Minkler said. “Those who choose to commit such an act will be held accountable.”

Boucher has signed a plea agreement, according to Minkler’s statement. No date has been set for the taking of his guilty plea.

Court documents claim Paul was mowing his yard on Nov. 3 and wearing headphones when Boucher, his neighbor, “had enough” after witnessing Paul stacking brush on a pile near Boucher’s property. Boucher ran on to Paul’s property and attacked him, the statement reads, resulting in multiple fractured ribs and more medical attention after Paul later contracted pneumonia.

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