Monday on MSNBC host Kasie Hunt said the story about a neighbor allegedly assaulting Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) was one of her “favorite stories.”
Hunt said, “New details today on the incident that left Sen. Rand Paul with six broken ribs. This might be one of my favorite stories, although, of course, we don’t want — clearly Senator Paul is still struggling.”
She continued, “Paul’s neighbor Rene Boucher is accused of beating the senator. GQ reports that lawn care issues may well have been at the heart of the dispute. A neighbor told the magazine that Boucher pays about $150 a month for professional landscaping. While Paul maintains his yard himself — I guess that’s the libertarian in him — the neighbor also said that what bothered him is the difference in grass length between his lawn and that of Senator Paul’s and that Paul sprayed grass clippings onto his yard while mowing his own grass. There you have it, ladies and gentlemen. The reason for the first assault on a sitting U.S. senator in decades.”
Hunt later apologized on Twitter:
There's nothing funny about 6 broken ribs — my apologies to @RandPauI for suggesting on air earlier today there was. Hope your recovery is on the right track, senator, looking forward to seeing you in the hallways soon.
— Kasie Hunt (@kasie) November 20, 2017
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