Rand Paul to 'limit' August activities due to health

Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard Paul'Live with it' is the new GOP response to COVID — but no, we can't do that Koch-backed group urges Senate to oppose 'bailouts' of states in new ads How conservative conspiracy theories are deepening America's political divide 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 McConnellCongress pulls punches on Russian bounties firestorm Congress under pressure to provide billions for school openings Hillicon Valley: Facebook considers political ad ban | Senators raise concerns over civil rights audit | Amazon reverses on telling workers to delete TikTok 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.