Rand Paul to sit down with Colbert next week
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Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulGOP divided over impeachment trial strategy Trump: 'Everybody knows who the whistleblower is' Johnson opens door to subpoenaing whistleblower, Schiff, Bidens MORE (R-Ky.) is making a return trip to “The Late Show” in his first late-night appearance since getting assaulted outside his home in November.

Paul will sit down with host Stephen Colbert on Jan. 31, the CBS show announced Wednesday.

Paul previously made a “Late Show” pit stop in 2016, while a presidential candidate.

The lawmaker’s late-night visit will take place the day after President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump reversed course on flavored e-cigarette ban over fear of job losses: report Trump to award National Medal of Arts to actor Jon Voight Sondland notified Trump officials of investigation push ahead of Ukraine call: report MORE is scheduled to deliver his State of the Union address.

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“Unlike so many others in the GOP who preach to the choir,” a spokesman for the senator said in a statement, Paul “believes in taking his message to new audiences in hopes of making it bigger and better.”

An interview on ABC’s “The View” is also planned for next week.

On Monday, prosecutors recommended that Rene Boucher, Paul's neighbor in Kentucky, get a 21-month prison sentence for the attack that left the senator with multiple broken ribs and eventually pneumonia.

Authorities say the physical altercation centered around lawn maintenance.

Paul is appearing as Colbert’s guest on the same episode as #MeToo activist and actress Rose McGowan, one of several prominent Hollywood entertainers to accuse film producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault last year.