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Sen. Paul Tweets Response to 'Fake News' After Attack

Sen. Paul Tweets Response to 'Fake News' After Attack
Alleged Sen. Rand Paul attacker Rene Boucher (Warren County Regional Jail)

By    |   Wednesday, 08 November 2017 08:40 PM

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., took to Twitter to seemingly head off "fake news" reports a neighbor's attack on him was sparked by his lack of neighborliness and not politics.

Police charged Paul's neighbor, anesthesiologist Rene Boucher, after allegedly tackling the senator while he was mowing his lawn at his Bowling Green home last Friday, leaving him with six cracked ribs and a bruised lung.

Some neighbors claimed the pair had been fighting for years over plants, leaves, and yard waste, and The New York Times reported Paul allegedly has not shown respect for the strict rules of his homeowners association.

Developer Jim Skaggs also told the Louisville Courier Journal that Paul "was probably the hardest person to encourage to follow the [regulations] of anyone out here because he has a strong belief in property rights" — and blabbed to USA Today that Boucher was a "near-perfect" neighbor, while "the libertarian politician is a different story."

For his part, Paul has said little except on his medical condition — until Wednesday afternoon, when he posted, without comment, two tweets that linked to stories in conservative media outlets that praised Paul's neighborliness, and questioned Boucher's motives.

Paul's first tweeted an account from Breitbart News that called the stories questioning Paul's behavior as "fake news."

And Paul then tweeted out an account from the Washington Examiner, which described Boucher as "aggressively anti-Trump and anti-GOP in his social media" — and interviewed neighbors who were supportive of Paul.

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Heading off "fake news" reports a neighbor's attack on Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., was sparked by the senator's lack of neighborliness and not politics, Paul took to Twitter on Wednesday.
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Wednesday, 08 November 2017 08:40 PM
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