Alleged Rand Paul Attacker Pleads Not Guilty to Assault Charge

Rene Boucher, center, appears in court for an arraignment hearing with his attorney Matt Baker, left, on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, at the Warren County Justice Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Boucher pleaded not guilty to charges that he assaulted his neighbor, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul. (Photo/Austin Anthony/Daily News via AP)

November 9, 2017
OAN Newsroom

The man accused of attacking Kentucky Senator Rand Paul pleads not guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge.

Rene Boucher entered his plea Wednesday in a Kentucky court.

The 59-year-old neighbor allegedly tackled the senator in his yard last Friday.

Paul suffered six broken ribs, three displaced fractures, and had fluid build-up around his lungs.

Boucher’s lawyer said the incident has nothing to do with politics, and instead called it “a regrettable dispute between neighbors.”

Boucher faces up to one year in jail if convicted.

His pretrial hearing is set for November 30.

  • Tado

    a “spat” between “neighbors”.
    Let’s struggle to be clinical and objective, ok?
    It just stinks!!!

  • Steven Burke

    Would only be a misdemeanor if he plead guilty pleading not guilty will carry a bigger penalty due to going to court

  • oudbob

    This guy even looks like Putin!

  • Harry

    This seems to be a trend, Republican leaders shot during a baseball game, Republican concert viewers mowed down in Vegas, Republican Christians mowed down in Church all for no particular reason and now Rand Paul with broken ribs for no particular reason.

  • TexanForever

    Another deranged Hillary voter who can’t accept Trump and takes it out on an independent.

    Expect more like this.

  • Barry Peglia

    Rand Paul needs to think about carrying a weapon while mowing his yard in the future.

  • Michael

    Rand Paul has proven to be truthful even when it hurts him politically. But seriously, #getalawnguy

  • Living_The_Dream

    He pleaded “Not Guilty” because he knows our Judicial system favors the criminal and will minimize punishment if he’s found guilty. Was updating our insurance coverage a few weeks back and our agent told us of an experience she had. A guy was trespassing (probably illegally hunting deer) on a client’s property and broke his ankle. He sued the land owners and the judge awarded the criminal (trespasser) $10k from the land owner. Our Judicial system is corrupt at best, and if you know someone in the system, you can get away with murder.

  • jlsharks1

    “pleads not guilty ”
    These lawyers/parasite are part of the problem. People can do whatever they want and instead of taking responsibility for their actions. They hire a parasite to bail them out even though it is blatantly obvious that they are guilty. That why these parasite go into politic they would sell their mothers up the river.

  • ShemSilber2

    With all that damage to Senator Paul’s body, is it a “misdemeanor” charge? Something is dreadfully out of whack here!

    On the other hand, even if there’s a “smoking gun,” as it were, the accused has a Constitutional right to plead not guilty. It is our presumptuous habit to convict in the media, regardless of the person’s actual guilt or innocence. It’s supposed to be a trial by judge and jury (if the accused requests a jury), not by the media. Just because we think he’s guilty and should be charged with a felony rather than a limp-wristed misdemeanor doesn’t mean that what should lawfully be done, if there is any law left after the extreme abuse that the Constitution has suffered.

    This is just another symptom of the times we are in, coming up to the return of the Master Yahusha (Lord Jesus) to set His throne in Jerusalem, ISRAEL, from where He will administer peace on earth, making His enemies His footstool (Psalm 110), judging and making war in righteousness (Revelation 19:11) until He makes the kingdoms of this world the Kingdom of Yahuwah and of His Messiah (Revelation 11:15).

    HalleluYAH and amein!

  • Tado

    Who broke the 6 ribs of Rand Paul when Rene Boucher says he is not guilty?
    Why is Rand Paul “not” fighting back?
    What’s going on?

  • Burrito Jackson

    If Peolsi had 6 ribs broken that guy would be sent to death row. Where is Sessions in protecting law and order? Does he think the Russians were involved and recused himself again?

    • Burrito Jackson

      A Senator was assaulted and the DOJ thinks this was workplace violence.

  • SaidNO2Liberalism

    Was Boucher yelling “Allahu Akbar” during the assault? Sounds like leftwing nutjobs have a lot in common with radical Islamic terrorists.

  • SaidNO2Liberalism

    Was Boucher yelling “Allahu Akbar” during the assault? Sounds like leftwing nutjobs have a lot in common with radical Islamic terrorists.

  • Dandy

    Send to jail. I hear Bubba is looking for a new butt boy

  • john smith

    Personally, I feel sorry for Rand Paul, When this upcoming lawsuit is over he will have two lawns that need mowing and two houses to keep up and pay property taxes on.

  • A marcus Young

    He is going to regret it alright. It was assault in the 1st degree. He was stupid enough to attack a sitting Senator. That makes it a felony.

  • elevenoclock

    Rand better do a civil suit after this fool is found guilty and take this moron liberal to the cleaners.

    Take every dollar this deviant has and use it to win elections.

  • Stan d

    Gatorade… h2o… gaaaatorade… H2O…

  • Jesse

    Looks like he might have short man syndrome.

  • Tado

    Not guilty?
    So. Is it Rand Paul who is guilty?
    Of what?

  • Trzo9veuha

    Of course. He was only following orders from the democrat national socialist party leaders.

  • Swagman

    I too enjoy the occasional good natured rib-breaking and effusion-creating tackles against my neighbors – preferably when they don’t expect it and are looking the other way. We typically sit around afterward having a good laugh while waiting for the ambulance. It’s not “assault” at all – what an ugly word. I’m in 100% for the good doctor – hope he gets a reality show gig from all that makeup he’s wearing in the photo above.

    Now that the sarcasm is over, I hope this piece of excrement gets his charges bumped up once they have a look-see at his computer and question others. Once federal investigators get involved (fed charges coming) it’s a whole new ballgame. You can toss those flimsy local misdemeanor assault charges away.


  • Pat Danenberg

    He calls breaking 5 ribs a regrettable dispute & he shouldn’t be guilty of assault just for that. ??????

  • Mao’dreh Mal

    I thought I read one time tht boucher dislikes the grass clippings coming onto his lawn…kentucky blue grass?

  • Richard McMeekin

    Why won’t someone tackle Chuck Schumer? But then I can’t imagine him mowing his own lawn.
    Just a thought.

    • Mitchell Jennings

      Nice vision indeed RM! Jadaveon Clowney would be my personal choice.

    • Localdude

      …lol..its only OK to attack Republicans in this reality, playing baseball, mowing a lawn, whatever. Besides Schumer is always surrounded by security, with Guns, while he makes speeches – to take Guns away from those who cannot afford a security detail. I am surprised Rand wasn’t carrying, whilst riding his lawnmower, bet he will now.

      • sjJewels

        When a republican is the target, it’s not called assault, it’s called overzealous bonding.

      • oudbob

        Schumer carries too.

        • Localdude

          …maybe. He’s gotta be too slow on the draw, requires a bit of practice. I doubt he has any range time either. his security team probably only allows him one bullet. in his top pocket…(;

  • FreeSpeechLand

    Take away his medical license! This thug cannot be allowed to practice!

    • tedlv

      I have read that he’s retired.

  • d28pkr

    Charged with misdemeanor assault? This is a clear case of felony aggravated assault and battery.

  • Janet Galea

    He did it. How can he plead not guilty? He really hurt Rand Paul.

    • tedlv

      A not guilty plea leads to a trial. With a guilty plea, the case goes directly to sentencing.

      • Trzo9veuha

        He wants his 15 minutes of infamy and to be able to espouse his manefesto. His defense will be “he was only following orders.”

        • tedlv

          I’m thinking the trial will also interfere will Paul’s Senate duties, as have the injuries. Can’t be accidental.

          • bari2

            My thoughts exactly.

    • Vera Orsova

      I was thinking the same. How can anyone plead not guilty, when his “opponent” has 6 broken ribs and some fractures? What would he have to do to plead guilty? But then, you look at any TV program and they tell you that “battering nd assaulting Trump supporter is not only acceptable, but commendable”. Disgusting.

  • alfred

    My questions. Why is it a felony to attack a police officer but only a misdemeanor to attack a Senator?

    • Trzo9veuha

      Under federal law it can be either, leaning heavily toward felony based on the injuries. Someone is doing the attacker a favor so he won’t loose his voting rights.

  • MrReality

    I think Rand or his designated hitter should be allowed to break at least 5 of this guy’s ribs, and call it even. I’m quite surprised this violent crime is only a misdemeanor.

    • tedlv

      I agree. With those injuries, it looks like felony assault to me.

  • bucketnutz

    He’s a Doctor? What kind,,,, an abortion Dr? Veterinarian ? Proctologist?

    • tedlv


    • Swagman

      He’s probably a dentist. You know, a “doctor”! (Just kidding all you dentites out there. — See Seinfeld)

  • scott

    In the picture the guy (Rene) looks like he has a serious attitude problem!

    • DMAforFreedom

      Thought the same thing, nose tilted up and that don’t mess with me look. Hateful is what it is. My Mother would have told me to remove that look or she would.

  • JohnGalt11

    Another reason why dueling must be returned to fashion. Or ‘tit-for-tat’ anyway; it’s now Paul’s turn.

  • democrat CockRoach

    Let me guess, it had to do with money. He either ran out of opiods to drug his customers or just found out he’ll no longer be able to scam barrycare.

  • oneeyedclay

    I don’t agree with what this guy did but I understand it. Rand Paul is a cocky two faced wannabe conservative who is out for his own interests and has his own agenda.

    • Swagman

      Oh, okay. As long as you only “understand” it whatever the hell that means.

    • Trzo9veuha

      No one ever has the right to initiate physical violence. In defense of self, others, or property, yes. But not for his job. That’s the main difference between conservatives and democrat national socialist party members.

  • Xabre

    You dont attack someone, break six ribs because he started his Lawnmower….This guy is obviously a Lilly White Liberal Progressive and hates that he has a Staunch Conservative Senator living next door,and that we control the house, the senate and the White House. NOTHING TO DO WITH POLITICS……….. MY GLUTIUS MAXIMUS!!!

  • Tado

    Same height, same build.
    Hmmm…am still puzzled and bewildered.
    What was it all about?
    Can anyone hazard a guess?

    • scott

      Yes the attacker had the first name Rene which is very close to Renee.

  • Hyrcanus

    Rene Boucher = another Jew

    • showmanrfc

      Try Francais.

  • Beedogz

    The charges are WAY too light for the injuries the enraged violent criminal moron caused. The attacker must be a country club and golfing pal of the DA and judge.

    • Trzo9veuha

      He’s one of the privilege class. They don’t want him losing his voting rights by being a felon. (I wonder if his name has been entered in NICS yet?)

  • Flagfriend

    Not guilty!!

    I merely tackled him from behind, its the ground that broke his ribs.

    • bari2

      I call for a ban on the ground.

  • Wake up Sheeple

    Violent liberal…. What a shocker

  • Pat S.

    Correct me if I’m wrong but did he not tell the Police he had done this?
    Wheres the gray area?

  • Disgusted Citizen

    Six broken ribs is a Misdemeanor? What’s a felony in Kentucky? A crushed skull and near death? Some street justice is needed for this POS.

    • Pat S.

      Or killing uncle dad’s chicken.

      • bari2

        What’s your point?

        • Pat S.

          see “disgusted citizen” above and think about it.

    • Swagman

      Worry not – federal charges are being prepped as we write. I can guaran-friggen-tee you that they won’t be misdemeanor assault tickles. Not with Mr. Trump in charge. It’s a felony to attack a sitting congressperson regardless. Of course the lamestream media won’t share that with you.

      18 U.S.C. 351

      • JoeJr

        Thanks. I was looking for that.

      • TexanForever

        Thanks. … good post.

  • michaelparsons

    So the penalty for assault and battery on a sitting Senator is ?

    • Disgusted Caucasian

      A slap on the hands if the Senator was a Conservative.

      • Trzo9veuha

        You don’t want a member of the privileged class to lose his voting rights do you?

    • A marcus Young

      Wait until the civil suite. Looks like Boucher is going to be Rands lawn boy.

    • john smith

      Wait till the feds get through with him.

  • brandehhh

    So dumb… Rand identified you… so he’s lying now?

  • texantim

    Lol he thinks he’s not guilty. Who did it then? His evil twin? Its my understanding the guy is a flaming liberal, so even if he denies a political motive, its political. Mr. Pauls neighbors stated in another article that there is no HOA/property violation.

  • MLS

    He pleads not guilty yet his attorney says it has nothing to do with politics but a regrettable dispute? LoL

  • Debbie

    I hate the word alledged…..if he did it and there were witnesses ….then he did it.

    • wildfire1944

      If you do not use “alleged ” then the perp can sue the paper , the alleged reporter and McDonald’s. Remember we are dealing with a scumbag, bottom feeding liberal. One step below a lawyer .

      • Robert Adams

        Wonder if he hired the law firm of Dewey, Cheatum & Howe.

        • Darwolford Wolford

          Good one.

        • TexanForever

          I love Three Stooges fans.

    • d28pkr


      • Trzo9veuha

        PC press-eze.

  • Haylan Fraser

    Okay, so what really happened, Mr. Boucher? Still don’t understand the charge when Senator Paul has that extreme injuries.

  • Sui-Juris

    “Boucher’s lawyer said the incident has nothing to do with politics, and instead called it “a regrettable dispute between neighbors.”” …but Boucher is claiming not guilty… because Rand Paul started it by mowing his lawn. LMAO

    • Disgusted Caucasian

      Typical leftist coward attacking a man when he wasn’t even looking.

      • Trzo9veuha

        He was only following orders.

        • Shirlee Clark Rogers


          • TexanForever

            true dat

    • A marcus Young

      How dare Rand mow his lawn gasp

      • Sui-Juris

        I know. Gasp! LOL

    • Shirlee Clark Rogers

      Sounds like a lib to me! You must get HIS permission first..whatever! I hope the jerk gets a year in jail. Misdemeanor? Something isn’t right.

    • seawulf

      I am so glad I’m not the only one that caught that. Typical liberal logic.