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IOWA CITY, IA - JANUARY 31 : Republican presidential candidate, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) stands backstage before being introduced during a campaign event at the University of Iowa Memorial Union January 31, 2016 in Iowa City, Iowa. Paul who is seeking the nomination for the Republican Party is on the presidential campaign trail across Iowa ahead of the Iowa Caucus taking place Monday, a week before the New Hampshire Primaries. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has five rib fractures after being assaulted by a neighbor at his Kentucky home. The attack was likely motivated by politics. Assaulting a member of Congress is a federal crime, and the incident is being investigated by Capitol Police and the FBI.

On today’s show, Doc and Kal talked about the assault and how political motives affect people, whether they decide to attack their neighbor or go into a church and shoot worshippers. Washington continues to divide us.

“We have different ideas on how to fix those things,” Doc said of conservatives, progressives and other ideological groups. Sometimes people react with violence because they delude themselves into thinking that the only one to go forward is to take out those who disagree with them.

To see more from Doc, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson” weekdays 6 a.m. – 9 a.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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