Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulRand Paul praises removal of Neil Young songs from Spotify: 'Seeya' YouTube permanently bans Dan Bongino Conservative pundit says YouTube blocked interview with Rand Paul MORE (R-Ky.) and his wife, Kelley, thanked the public on Thursday for their concern in the wake of an alleged assault that broke six of the senator's ribs.

“Thanks for your concern, your prayers, your thoughts, all your get well cards. It’s been a rough couple weeks, but I’m starting to get better,” Paul said in a video posted on social media.

Paul returned to Washington last week after suffering six broken ribs when his neighbor, Rene Boucher, allegedly attacked him in early November. Paul added that he’s looking forward to working on the Republican tax reform legislation in the Senate.


Paul’s wife, Kelley, joined him in the video, saying, “we’re grateful for your prayers, your well wishes and your concerns. Happy Thanksgiving, everybody.”

Boucher, Paul’s neighbor for 17 years, pleaded not guilty earlier this month to a fourth-degree assault charge. He faces up to a year in jail if convicted and is due back in court Nov. 30 for a pretrial hearing.

Boucher’s lawyer has described the feud as being over a “trivial matter” not related to politics.

Kelley Paul penned an op-ed earlier this week ripping the media for its coverage of the attack on her husband. Paul disputed that the incident stemmed from a landscaping argument, calling it a “violent attack.”

“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,” she wrote.