LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Senator Rand Paul spoke on camera for the first time Tuesday since his neighbor allegedly attacked him at his Bowling Green home and revealed new details about the incident.
In an interview with FOX News, Paul said he never saw his neighbor, retired anesthesiologist Rene Bouche, because he was facing downhill and wearing ear protection.
Paul called it an unprovoked attack, saying he hadn’t spoken to Boucher in 10 years.
The incident allegedly left the senator with 6 broken ribs.
Paul said afterward, Boucher spoke to him about why he was unhappy.
“I guess to me, the bottom line is it isn't so important. If someone mugs you, is it really justified for any reason? So, I think the more people belabored oh well was it about yard clippings? Was it because he hates Donald Trump? Is it because he hates you because you oppose Obamacare? You don't really know what's in someone's mind. So it may have some relevance, but for the most part, the real question should be, are you allowed to attack someone from behind while they're in their yard or out mowing their grass even if you dislike something about their yard?"
Senator Paul did not elaborate on what Boucher said to him but Boucher's attorney has said the attack was motivated by a trivial dispute.
Boucher has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor assault.