>> Politics had nothing to do with it, that according to the lawyer for Rene Boucher, the man accused of assaulting US Senator Rand Paul at his Kentucky home. Neighbors reportedly said the two men who lived next to to each other have had a long running dispute over yard waste.
Boucher's attorney says his client is remorseful, and says that the attack was not politically motivated.>> That is absurd. Politics has nothing to do with this.>> Boucher who can now face felony charges because of the senator's condition is currently charged with misdemeanor assault. The 59-year-old retired anesthesiologist is accused of tackling Paul behind as he was mowing his lawn.
Paul's office says the two-term Republican senator suffered five broken ribs and lung contusions. His injuries might delay his return to Washington. Making it hard for Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, who is trying to garner enough votes to pass tax reform.>> Anytime we have a Senator on our side who's not there, it's potentially a challenge.
Paul, an ophthalmologist, unsuccessfully ran for the Republican Presidential nomination in 2016.