Chuck Ross of Daily Caller is reporting that the Kentucky man who attacked Senator Rand Paul last year has pleaded guilty to a felony assault charge.
Rene Boucher, a neighbor of Paul’s, confessed to tackling Paul from behind outside the Senator’s home in Bowling Green.
Boucher said that he was “triggered” (need we say more?) after seeing some brush near a mutual property line.
But his past is one of liberal activist and far-left conspiracy theories.
More from Ross:
“Assaulting a member of Congress is an offense we take very seriously,” Josh J. Minkler, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, said in a statement. “Those who choose to commit such an act will be held accountable.”
Boucher denied attacking Paul for political reasons. Boucher, a former physician, posted numerous anti-Republican screeds on his Facebook account, though none were about Paul.
Paul was left with several fractured ribs after being tackled by Boucher.
“Just as we are committed to protecting the American people, the FBI will not tolerate violence directed against members of Congress,” FBI Special Agent in Charge Amy S. Hess said in a statement. “Those who choose to assault any federal official are certain to face serious consequences.”
When politicians call each other “Hitler” and “Stalin,” they give their most fanatical followers the moral license to do violence.
Maybe Nancy Pelosi will think of that the next time Paul, or President Trump, try to pass a law and she says “people will die” and “Hitler.”