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Sen. Rand Paul Still Suffering After November Attack

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By    |   Thursday, 01 February 2018 10:28 AM

Sen. Rand Paul Thursday said he is still struggling after being attacked by a neighbor in November, and that the bones that were broken will never heal straight.

"I had six fractures, three of them displaced," the Kentucky Republican told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program. "The bones will never be straight, they'll sort of heal in a crooked fashion now. Every time I move you feel the bones grinding on the bone, and so, I'm feeling better, but I still struggle with it."

Paul was tackled from behind cutting the grass at his home in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He ended up with six broken ribs and fluid around his lungs. Since the attack, he's had pneumonia twice.

In late January, federal prosecutor said they are seeking a 21-month prison sentence against the neighbor, Rene Boucher. 

According to a court document, the man "had enough" when he saw Paul stacking more brush onto an existing pile, underscoring authorities' reports and Boucher's statements that the attack was from a dispute over yard maintenance, not political differences.

"I still struggle," Paul told MSNBC. "I can't even describe to you how painful it was the first five weeks … I do feel better, but it's a relative term.

Boucher's attorney has said he'll argue that his client not serve jail time, and that the matter would not be in federal court if Paul was not a senator.

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Sen. Rand Paul Thursday said he is still struggling after being attacked by a neighbor in November, and that the bones that were broken will never heal straight.
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