Monday, Senator Rand Paul told reporters Capitol Hill Police had issued an arrest warrant for the man who threatened to chop up the Senator and his family with an ax. According to several news reports, the man responsible for the threats has been arrested.

“It’s just horrendous that we’re having to deal with things like this,” Sen. Paul told reporters. “That on top of being attacked personally, and having a very serious life-threatening attack on my person, then being shot at,” said Paul referring to the Congressional baseball game last year that almost claimed the life of Rep. Steve Scalise. “It’s been a year where we’re becoming more and more aware of these threats.”

Last year, Sen. Paul was attacked and beaten by neighbor Rene Boucher. The attack left Paul with several broken ribs. Boucher is a registered Democrat. He claims the attack was not politically motivated but that he lost his temper over yard clippings placed near his property by Paul.

Boucher pled guilty and was sentenced to thirty days. Prosecutors are appealing the sentence. They had requested a sentence of 21 months. Boucher has also filed a civil suit against Paul, requesting “all compensatory and punitive damages permitted by law.”


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