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Rand Paul Returns to Washington Following Assault
By The Associated Press
FRANKFORT, KY - Sen. Rand Paul has returned to Capitol Hill following an attack at his Kentucky home that left him with six broken ribs.

Paul entered the chamber, hands by his sides, to cast a vote Monday night. He chatted briefly with other senators, including Democratic Sen. Brian Schatz of Hawaii. Sen. Marco Rubio attempted to shake his hand, but Paul declined, explaining his condition to his colleague.

Paul was attacked Nov. 3 while mowing his lawn, authorities said. Robert Porter, Paul's close friend of 20 years, said the senator had gotten off his riding lawn mower when he was tackled from behind. Porter said Paul was wearing ear protection, so he did not hear the attack coming.

Police charged Rene Boucher with misdemeanor assault. Boucher pleaded not guilty last week in Bowling Green.

President Donald Trump welcomed Paul's return to the Senate with a tweet from the Philippines.

Trump tweeted, "Great to see @RandPaul looking well and back on the Senate floor." Trump says on the final day of his lengthy trip to Asia that Paul will "help us with TAX CUTS and REFORM!"

The Republican senator declined to answer reporters' questions about the assault.


Original Story:
Sen. Rand Paul has returned to Capitol Hill following an attack at his Kentucky home that left him with six broken ribs.

Paul entered the chamber, hands by his sides, to cast a vote Monday night. He chatted briefly with other senators, including Democratic Sen. Brian Schatz of Hawaii.

Paul was attacked Nov. 3 while mowing his lawn, authorities said. Robert Porter, Paul's close friend of 20 years, said the senator had gotten off his riding lawn mower when he was tackled from behind. Porter said Paul was wearing ear protection, so he did not hear the attack coming.

Police charged Rene Boucher with misdemeanor assault. Boucher pleaded not guilty last week in Bowling Green.


Published 11:53 PM, Monday Nov. 13, 2017
Updated 12:03 AM, Tuesday Nov. 14, 2017

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