Rand Paul is Back in the Senate

Posted: Nov 13, 2017 3:15 PM

Sen. Rand Paul has returned to the Senate, 10 days after his neighbor attacked him from behind and broke six of his ribs. In a statement put out on Twitter, Paul said that he's still in a "good deal of pain," but would be coming back to work on Monday in spite of this. 

Paul said he was going to be "ready to fight for liberty" and also work on the upcoming tax reform efforts. 

The lawyer for Paul's neighbor/assailant, Rene Boucher, denies that the attack was politically motivated, and instead said that it stemmed from a "landscaping dispute." While Paul has not gone on the record to dispute this, he did send a pretty sneaky message when he tweeted links to two articles saying that it wasn't a fight over landscaping. 

Boucher has pleaded not guilty to fourth-degree assault, but federal charges may be coming if it is determined that Paul was attacked for his political views. (This is likely why his lawywer was so quick to insist that the matter was not political.)

This Trial Was A Disgrace
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Among the people who congratulated Paul on his return to the Senate was House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who himself missed three months of work after he was shot and nearly killed at practice for the Congressional Baseball Game.

Our best wishes for a speedy recovery, Sen. Paul.