A high-ranking Republican official was just rushed into surgery. Doctors found a problem that had to be addressed immediately, and now there’s a long road ahead for him.
“Unfortunately, I will have to limit my August activities. Part of my lung damaged by the 2017 assault had to be removed by surgery this weekend,” tweeted Senator Rand Paul (R-KY).
“The doctors, nurses, & staff at Vanderbilt University Medical Center were great. I should be able to return to the Senate in September,” continued Sen. Paul, who is expected to recover from the procedure.
Back in 2017, Paul was brutally attacked by one of his neighbors. Paul was mowing his yard and generally minding his own business when the neighbor, Rene Boucher, tackled the senator from behind.
Through an attorney at the time, Boucher claimed that the incident “was a very regrettable dispute between two neighbors over a matter that most people would regard as trivial,” but a spokesperson for Paul countered.
“There was no ‘longstanding dispute.’ This description is untrue,” said the spokesperson. Boucher’s attack was reportedly a result of him being “agitated about piles of brush on Paul’s property,” though some have suspected a political motive.
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