Let’s also save a prayer today for Sen. Rand Paul. He was mowing his lawn on Friday when a neighbor allegedly blindsided and assaulted him. It was initially reported that Paul suffered only minor injuries, but it later came out that he suffered five broken ribs and is in considerable pain. It’s not known when he’ll be able to return to the Senate.
The motive for the attack isn’t known, but there was reportedly friction between the two before this. Paul’s alleged assailant is an anesthesiologist described by someone who knows both men as a “socialist,” a proponent of national health care, and pretty much the opposite of Paul.
It’s worth mentioning that if this was politically-motivated violence from the left, it’s not the first time Paul has been a target of it. He was at the baseball diamond when a crazed Bernie Sanders supporter opened fire on Republicans, nearly killing Rep. Steve Scalise. Paul escaped injury that day. You don’t hear much anymore about that attack or other the violence from the left against Republicans because it doesn’t fit the favored media narrative. But just because it goes unreported, that doesn’t mean it isn’t happening