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Rand Paul remained coy on Sunday's 'Face the Nation' regarding November assault


Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) hasn’t exactly been forthright since being brutally assaulted by his neighbor while mowing his lawn in Bowling Green, Kentucky, last November. The senator suffered six broken ribs, lung damage which led to pneumonia and fluid buildup, and a battered face forcing him to take several weeks off work to recover from his injuries.

But that’s not what many who have followed the assault are concerned about. It’s the fact that the senator has been so coy regarding the motivation for the attack.

Paul called the first weeks of his recovery “living hell” as he spoke with CBS News’ John Dickerson on “Face the Nation” in his first Sunday appearance since the attack in November. Paul continued to avoid the why in all of this when asked why his neighbor of over 10 years would blindside him so violently.

"You haven't talked about the motivation for this, but there is an increase. In politics today, things have gotten a little bit uglier. Was that a part of what happened here, and do you talk about that with your colleagues?" asked Dickerson.

Hear Paul's response to the question above.

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