Rand Paul has been attacked:
Kentucky State Police have arrested a man accused of assaulting Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) at his home in Bowling Green, the senator’s office confirmed on Saturday.
“Senator Paul was blindsided and the victim of an assault,” Kelsey Cooper, a spokeswoman for Paul, said in a statement. “The assailant was arrested and it is now a matter for the police. Senator Paul is fine.”
The Warren County Attorney’s Office issued a warrant for Boucher’s arrest shortly after the assault on Friday. The suspect was identified as 59-year-old Rene Boucher of Bowling Green, Kent., according to a statement from Kentucky State Police.
Police are investigating the assault, according to the statement. Boucher has been charged with 4th degree assault, causing a minor injury.
Some on the internet are already claiming the attacker is a Democrat, but this hasn’t been proven yet. I think that it is pretty likely, though.
While it was fun to laugh at the Antifa crazies who had threatened a day of national uprisings, unfortunately, this lunatic took it seriously. I’d like to say the Republicans will toughen their spines in response to this attack, but unfortunately as we’ve seen in countries like Venezuela, these kinds of intimidation attacks are very effective, especially if there is a steady pace of them.
And if nothing is done about Antifa, there will be a steady pace of them.
UPDATE: Democrat Anesthesiologist is the Attacker
Another Democrat attacking Republicans. Not really news anymore is it?
Rene Boucher, 59, is in the Warren County Regional Jail in lieu of a $5,000 bond, according to online jail records available Saturday afternoon.
The arrest warrant in the case indicates that Paul told police his neighbor came onto his property and tackled him from behind, forcing him to the ground and causing pain. According to the warrant, Paul had injuries to his face and had trouble breathing due to a rib injury.
The KSP news release said troopers were called to the Paul residence at 3:21 p.m. Friday. According to the release, Boucher was arrested by Trooper Bartley Weaver and charged with assaulting Paul, a Republican who has been Kentucky’s junior senator since 2011.
Boucher is a Bowling Green anesthesiologist and pain specialist who developed a product called Therm-a-Vest, a cloth vest partially filled with rice and secured by Velcro straps that is designed to relieve back pain by delivering heat directly to the areas of the back where most pain is felt.