Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) suffered minor injuries after being assaulted at his home in Bowling Green Friday afternoon. Now, we know a possible motive in the crime.
According to the Daily Caller, records with Kentucky State Board of Election show the alleged assailant, Rene Boucher, is a registered Democrat. Fox News also noted that “a person with his name also works as an anesthesiologist in Bowling Green.”
The Daily Caller also revealed that a Facebook account that appears to Boucher’s contains multiple anti-President Donald Trump postings.
On May 17, Boucher posted, “May Robert Mueller fry Trump’s gonads,” a reference to the former FBI director’s investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government.
There are no postings on the account about Paul, though there are many others that criticize Republicans in general.
Boucher shared posts from Occupy Democrats, a popular Facebook page for liberals and progressives.
He shared one Occupy Democrats post that cited left-wing academic Noam Chomsky’s criticizing the Republican party as “the most dangerous organization in world history.”
A neighbor who witnessed the assault told WNKY-TV that Paul and Boucher are next-door neighbors and Paul was mowing his lawn at the time of the assault. According to the neighbor, Paul and Boucher share a corner adjacent to their homes and they have been embroiled in an ongoing feud.
Boucher was arrested and charged with fourth-degree assault. He could spend up to 12 months in jail if guilty.