It was reported Saturday afternoon that Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) was assaulted at his home in Bowling Green Friday afternoon. Now, we know a possible motive in the crime.
What was discovered?
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."
In addition to being a registered Democrat, the Daily Caller revealed:
- A Facebook account that appears to Boucher's contains multiple anti-President Donald Trump postings
- Boucher shared posts from Occupy Democrats, a popular Facebook page for liberals and progressives
- Though there were no negative comments about Paul on Boucher's Facebook page, Boucher did write negatively about many other Republicans and the GOP in general
As of Saturday afternoon, the Facebook page was quickly being inundated with comments slamming Boucher.
Any additional details?
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.