A pained looking Senator Rand Paul joined his wife, Kelley, to deliver a video Thanksgiving greeting.
Senator Paul was back on the job last week, after spending time in the hospital, earlier this month.
Paul’s neighbor, 59-year old Rene Boucher, attacked him in his yard earlier in November, leaving the senator with 6 fractured ribs, bruised lungs, and a pleural effusion.
Boucher has pleaded not guilty to fourth degree assault with injury, but the case may be taken up as a federal issue, since his attack was on a U.S. senator, and the injuries are much worse than initially suggested.
The senator’s wife wrote an op-ed earlier this week, slamming the media for reporting that the attack was over something as trivial as lawn care. In fact, neighbors have stepped forward to say that there was never a dispute about the lawn, and that Boucher, a Democrat with a social media page full of anti-Trump posts, attacked with no previous provocation.
She pointed out that every breath her husband took was painful for him.
In the video, Senator Paul assures us that he’s ready to get back to work.
“Thanks for your concern, your prayers, your thoughts, all your get well cards. It’s been a rough couple weeks, but I’m starting to get better,” Paul said in a video posted on social media.
His wife also spoke:
Paul’s wife, Kelley, joined him in the video, saying, “we’re grateful for your prayers, your well wishes and your concerns. Happy Thanksgiving, everybody.”
Given the extent of Paul’s injuries, we can only hope justice is done and Boucher learns a hard lesson about letting partisan hate drive him to do something so violent.
Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you're enjoying time with family and friends. pic.twitter.com/sABo2rGghz
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) November 23, 2017