Rene Boucher, the radical leftist responsible for the brutal attack on his neighbor, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is set to go on trial next week in Warren County Circuit Court, according to the Bowling Green Daily News.
A Clinton-appointed judge gave Boucher a lenient sentence of a mere 30 days for the attack, which left the Senator hospitalized with broken ribs and a hernia, and left him with likely life-long breathing problems. Consequently, Paul is now pursuing civil action against the violent extremist. Paul’s lawyer, Tom Kerrick, is requesting $500,000 in compensatory damages for the pain and suffering Paul has endured so far and will in the future, as well as $1 million in punitive damages. Kerrick’s legal filing indicated Paul has incurred $3,688 in U.S. medical bills so far, along with $5,000-$8,000 for hernia surgery in Canada.
Paul and Boucher have also provided depositions for the trial and will both likely testify in person, along with local law enforcement and resident witnesses. Boucher argues that the state of Paul’s lawn was his motivation for the attack, and has insisted photos and descriptions relevant to that lawn be presented to the jurors. However, his strongly held far-left political views and virulent disdain for Sen. Paul, President Trump and the Republican Party throw this motive into question. Kerrick has also pointed out that Boucher had an “obsession” over the Paul’s property and refused to convey his supposed concerns to his neighbor. Nevertheless, Judge Tyler Gill has held the evidence Boucher has requested the jurors be shown is admissible.
It remains to be seen whether Paul will have more success in his civil suit than in his attempt to press criminal charges against Boucher. For justice to prevail, however, Paul deserves some substantial compensation, especially given the sheer savagery of this unprovoked surprise assault and the continued impact it is having on the Senator’s daily life.