Rand Paul’s Wife Kelley: No ‘Altercation’ with Neighbor but ‘Deliberate Blindside Attack’

Sen. Rand Paul’s wife spoke out against the “incredibly hurtful” news reports “based on nothing more than speculation” after her husband suffered six broken ribs and a pleural effusion. Kelley Paul penned an article that CNN posted on Wednesday, in which she describes her husband being victimized a second time by news reports that appeared to blame the Senator for a neighbor’s physical attack on him.

From Kelley Paul for CNN:

Since November 3, my husband, Rand Paul, has not taken a single [breath] without pain. He has not had a single night’s sleep uninterrupted by long periods of difficult breathing or excruciating coughing.

As his wife, I have been distraught over seeing him suffer like this. 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.

It is incredibly hurtful that some news outlets have victimized Rand a second time as he struggles to recover, delighting in hateful headlines like “Not A Perfect Neighbor,” and concocting theories about an “ongoing dispute,” based on nothing more than speculation from an attention-seeking person with no knowledge of anything to do with us.

The fact is, neither Rand nor I have spoken to the attacker in 10 years (since before his wife and children moved away) other than a casual wave from the car.

This was not a “scuffle,” a “fight” or an “altercation,” as many in the media falsely describe it. It was a deliberate, blindside attack. The impact left Rand with six broken ribs, three displaced, pleural effusion and now pneumonia. This has been a terrible experience; made worse by the media’s gleeful attempts to blame Rand for it, ridiculing him for everything from mowing his own lawn to composting.

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