Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul was viciously attacked by a neighbor in 2017, causing multiple injuries.
From Fox News:
The neighbor of Kentucky Senator Rand Paul signed a plea agreement Friday for the November attack that left the Republican lawmaker with six broken ribs.
Rene Boucher, 58, was charged with assaulting a member of Congress and plans to plead guilty as a part of a federal plea agreement and could face up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine if found guilty.
According to Boucher’s attorney, the episode surrounding the attack had “to do with yards and the maintenance of those.”
He added that his client is “very meticulous” about the maintenance of his yard, while Paul takes “a much more different approach.”
During the second government shutdown of 2018 (albeit, the shortest shutdown in history), Paul held up a vote for as long as possible. He stood on principle, not wanting to increase the budget.
Paul angered many of his Republican colleagues, who called his stunt pointless.
However, they didn’t go as far as actress Bette Midler. See her tweet…
Where’s Rand Paul’s neighbor when we need him?
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) February 9, 2018
From Free Beacon:
Midler sent a tweet asking where Paul’s neighbor was on Thursday night as Paul spoke on the Senate floor about the proposed government funding bill. Rene A. Boucher was charged with assaulting the senator after he was initially arrested in November. As the government prepared to shut down at midnight Thursday, Paul expressed his opposition to the bill based on the large deficit that would result.
“Where’s Rand Paul’s neighbor when we need him?” Midler tweeted.
So much for love trumps hate…
— T.J. Eckert (@EckertTJ) February 9, 2018
I hope no one ever tries to beat you. If that happens I won't hope for it to happen again. But I was raised different than you.
— Brandon Saario (@SaarioBrandon) February 9, 2018
So you are calling for violence on a non violent person because they have different views than you? How sad. We can do better than that. Stand with @RandPaul Transparent and accountable government, something we should all agree on.
— Erin Pyle (@PyleErin) February 9, 2018
Wishing violence against a sitting U.S. Senator, huh?
What a shame!
H/T: Gateway Pundit