Rand Paul’s Wife: Since the Attack ‘My Husband Hasn’t Taken a Single Breath Without Pain’


Sen. Rand Paul was brutally tackled on Nov. 3, allegedly by a neighbor over a dispute involving lawn maintenance; a tragic and bizarre story to be sure. Paul faced a number of injuries due to the attack, including six broken ribs, three displaced ribs, pleural effusion and, most recently, pneumonia.

Paul has managed to return to Washington D.C. in order to serve in his capacity as a Kentucky Senator, but his wife, Kelley Paulpenned an op-ed for CNN in which she illustrates the pain her husband is currently suffering through.

“The average person takes 20,000 breaths a day. Since November 3, my husband, Rand Paul, has not taken a single one without pain,” she wrote. “He has not had a single night’s sleep uninterrupted by long periods of difficult breathing or excruciating coughing.”

“There have been several nights where I had my hand on my phone ready to call 911 when his breathing became so labored it was terrifying.”

Kelley goes on to call neighbor Rene Boucher’s alleged actions a “blindside attack,” saying that “neither Rand nor I have spoken to the attacker in 10 years,” saying that the “dispute” between the two lurked only in the shadowy recesses of his mind.

She also dismissed some of the media, calling them “gleeful” and accusing them of writing “hateful headlines” about the incident (though making no mention of that time Kasie Hunt called the attack “One of my favorite stories.”)

Kelley ended the op-ed by describing her husband’s dismal Thanksgiving prospects.

“This Thanksgiving weekend, instead of playing golf with his sons or enjoying our annual touch football game with family and neighbors, Rand will be in pain,” she wrote.

Boucher has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor assault.

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