- The Washington Times - Monday, November 13, 2017

Sen. Rand Paul announced Monday his return to Capitol Hill, though he is still recovering from injuries suffered in a confrontation with a neighbor outside his Kentucky home.

“Kelley and I want to thank everyone once again for your thoughts and prayers for my recovery,” the Kentucky Republican tweeted. “While I’m still in a good deal of pain, I will be returning to work in the Senate today, ready to fight for liberty and help move forward with tax cuts in the coming days and weeks.”

Mr. Paul was involved in a physical altercation with his neighbor that left him with several broken ribs. The neighbor, Rene Boucher, is charged with fourth-degree assault, but has pleaded not guilty.

Mr. Boucher’s lawyer said that the attack was not politically motivated. If politics were a factor, there could be possible federal charges against Mr. Boucher.

Mr. Paul has cast doubt on the story, however, retweeting several articles that questioned the motives behind the attack. Doug Stafford, a senior adviser to Mr. Paul, released a statement saying the incident was not a “fight” but a “violent attack by a disturbed person.”

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