Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) had a rough 2017. Between being shot at by a crazed socialist, and then being attacked by his crazed next door neighbor, Paul has had a lot to deal with.
But it was the latter attack that caused him the most grief, as Paul recounted to CBS News on Sunday during “Face the Nation,” as his recovery was difficult and very, very painful. In fact, he called it a “living hell.”
From The Hill:
“It was sort of a living hell for the first four or five weeks,” Paul told CBS News’s “Face the Nation.”
“Couldn’t get out of bed without assistance. Six broken ribs, damage to my lungs, two bouts of pneumonia,” he continued.
“It was really a tough go of it, but each day I feel a little bit better,” he said. “This last month I’ve been doing better.”
According to Rand’s neighbor’s lawyer, the attack was over yard maintenance and not at all politically motivated. Paul seems to have cast some serious doubts over this claim.
And both of the attacks have the rest of the GOP worried.
“My colleagues come up all the time, and they want to make sure that there is some kind of deterrent because people don’t want to think that it’s open season on our elected officials,” Paul said.
“So yeah, I’ve been involved in violent attacks twice in the last year. And so, we’re very aware of it,” he added.