This is good news.
Remember Rene Boucher?
Boucher is the lunatic who blindsided Senator Rand Paul back on November 3, 2017 as he mowed his lawn, breaking 6 ribs in the process.
He’s been charged with a federal crime, according to the Department of Justice.
Rene A. Boucher, 58, of Bowling Green, Ky., has been charged with assaulting a member of Congress, resulting in personal injury, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana Josh J. Minkler announced.
While Boucher has signed a plea agreement, no date has been set for him to enter his guilty plea, the DOJ said.
He faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000, the DOJ said.
According to court documents, Boucher said that he saw Paul stacking brush and had “had enough.”
He charged onto Paul’s property and tackled him.
Seriously messed up, considering Paul was stacking the brush on his own property.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Kentucky, which would normally handle the case, recused itself, leaving it instead to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in southern Indiana.
Apparently, there was bad blood between the neighbors for some time. Senator Paul said that at the time of the attack, the two had not spoken in nearly a decade.
Speaking with Fox News shortly after the attack, Paul stressed that there really wasn’t an acceptable excuse. And there wasn’t.
“After my ribs were broken, then he said things to me to try to indicate why he was unhappy but I think the, I guess to me the bottom line is it isn’t so important — if someone mugs you is it really justified for any reason?” Paul said.
Senator Paul was also on the ballfield in Alexandria, Virginia, back in June 2017, when a deranged Democrat, James T. Hodgkinson, opened fire.
The ambush left 4 injured, including Rep. Steve Scalia. Hodgkinson was killed when a Capitol policeman returned fire.
That’s two violent attacks in a the same year that Senator Paul has experienced.
“My colleagues come up all the time, and they want to make sure that there is some kind of deterrent because people don’t want to think that it’s open season on our elected officials,” Paul said in an interview with CBS News this month.
“So yeah, I’ve been involved in violent attacks twice in the last year. And so, we’re very aware of it.”
Hopefully, Boucher is used as an example. What he did was wrong and there needs to be consequences.