BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WYMT) -- The Courier- Journal reports U.S. Senator Rand Paul was assaulted at his residence in Bowling Green Friday afternoon.
Troopers with Kentucky State Police said they responded to the home before 3 p.m. Friday and found a suspect identified as Rene Albert Bousher, 59, of Bowling Green. Bousher was charged with assault causing a minor injury and taken to the Warren County Detention Center.
A spokesperson for Paul told the Courier-Journal in a statement that, “Senator Paul was blindsided and the victim of an assault. The assailant was arrested and it is now a matter for the police. Senator Paul is fine.”
No other information is being released at this time.
Remember democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide. — John Adams
The injury - laughably called "minor" by leftist newspapers - will cause Paul to miss several votes:
"A protracted convalescence away from Washington, D.C., for the Kentucky Republican could hinder the GOP legislative agenda, just as the party's effort to advance an ambitious tax bill gets under way. The GOP-controlled Senate also has a raft of nominees awaiting confirmation votes and other legislation that leaders are looking to pass. The party controls 52 seats in the Senate, already a slim majority, and GOP leaders are trying to pass the tax measure without Democratic votes."
The attacker is claiming no political motivation, but that dog won't hunt.
"I appreciate all of the support from everyone,” he said in a statement Wednesday. “A medical update: Final report indicates six broken ribs and a new X-ray shows a pleural effusion.”
I'd seriously like to mean the moron who called six broken ribs and fluid on the lungs is a "minor" injury.... you know, to figure out what exactly qualifies as a "major" injury.
Can you image the shrieking outrage if Barry or the Hutt were attacked by someone from the opposition party in such a manner?
No matter what you do, you'll never ride away from you.