Sen. Rand Paul says he suffered six broken ribs and fluid build-up around his lungs after being assaulted in his Kentucky home on Saturday.
"I appreciate all of the support from everyone. A medical update: final report indicates six broken ribs & new X-ray shows a pleural effusion," Paul tweeted.
I appreciate all of the support from everyone. A medical update: final report indicates six broken ribs & new X-ray shows a pleural effusion— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) November 8, 2017
Rene Boucher allegedly attacked the senator in his home on Saturday after an ongoing dispute regarding yard waste.
Boucher shares a property line with Paul, and the two had reportedly been fighting for years over leaf and grass clippings. Boucher's attorney said Monday the altercation was and was not related to political issues.
"The unfortunate occurrence of November 3rd has absolutely nothing to do with either's politics or political agenda. It was a very regrettable dispute between two neighbors over a matter that most people would regard as trivial," attorney Matthew Baker said, according to a tweet.