Man Who Attacked Rand Paul Hit With Federal Assault Charges

Rene Boucher, the man who admitted to attacking Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) last year, was charged on Friday with assaulting a member of Congress resulting in personal injury. According to the U.S. attorney for the southern district of Indiana, Boucher, a neighbor of Paul, tackled the senator in the yard of his Bowling Green home, resulting in rib fractures. The senator was subsequently unable to return to D.C. for a period of time. Boucher said the attack was not politically motivated, but was instead in response to Paul creating a pile of brush near his property. Boucher could face ten years behind bars and a $250,000 fine.