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Rand Paul to 'limit' August activities due to health

Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulWhite House open to reforming war powers amid bipartisan push House approves George Floyd Justice in Policing Act Bipartisan group of senators introduces bill to rein in Biden's war powers MORE (R-Ky.) said Monday he will be limiting his August activities after recovering from a partial lung removal surgery he said he needed due to damages relating to a November 2017 attack by his neighbor. 

"Unfortunately, I will have to limit my August activities. Part of my lung damaged by the 2017 assault had to be removed by surgery this weekend. The doctors, nurses, & staff at Vanderbilt University Medical Center were great. I should be able to return to the Senate in September," Paul tweeted Monday.

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Paul was assaulted at his home in Bowling Green in 2017 by his neighbor after a conflict over yard work. The neighbor, Rene Boucher, reportedly charged and tackled Paul after becoming upset over the senator stacking brush on his own lawn — but near Boucher's.

The attack broke several of Paul's ribs, and in January Paul was awarded more than $500,000 in damages stemming from the attack.

Kentucky's other senator, Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellBiden takes victory lap after Senate passes coronavirus relief package GOP votes in unison against COVID-19 relief bill Senate approves sweeping coronavirus measure in partisan vote MORE, is also recovering at home after fracturing his shoulder. 

McConnell spokesperson David Popp said Sunday the senator injured himself tripping on his patio and is working from home after being treated.