Man charged with assaulting Kentucky Republican senator Rand Paul

Rene Albert Bousher 59 was arrested and charged with 4th degree assault against Rand Paul

Kentucky State Police said on Saturday that Paul and Boucher were acquaintances.

Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the alleged assault, CNN reports.

WAVE 3 News has confirmed Boucher and Paul are neighbors.

The statement said Paul was "blindsided" by the assault but she did not provide further details.

It's unclear whether the attack against Paul was politically motivated.

The neighbors had been known to have "heated discussions" about health care, Bullington said, adding that Boucher is an advocate for a national health system.

Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul is assaulted in his home Friday.


"The assailant was arrested and it is now a matter for the police", Cooper's statement continued. That is a misdemeanor.

"Kelley and I appreciate the overwhelming support after Friday's unfortunate event", Paul tweeted. "Thank you for your thoughts and prayers".

He's also a registered Democrat. But more, recently Paul has emerged as a leading defender of Trump's policies and has golfed with the president at Trump's Virginia golf course.

Paul is a second term Senator who has served in the Senate since 2011. The page said Boucher is a former U.S. Army pain management specialist and graduated from the College of Osteopathic Medicine in Des Moines in 1984. It is valued at $740,000.

Boucher is being held at the Warren County Detention Center on $5,000 bond.

"Had the [Capitol police] not been there, it would have been a massacre", Rand Paul said of the Congressional baseball shooting.

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