MSNBC anchor Kasie Hunt has a “favorite” story in the current news cycle: the one where Republican Sen. Rand Paul ended up with broken bones in an ambush attack at his home.
Paul’s 59-year-old next door-neighbor, Rene Boucher, assaulted the senator earlier this month while he mowed his lawn in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The surprise attack left Paul with six broken ribs and a damaged lung. A motive hasn’t been released, though it has been speculated that it was over yard maintenance. However, Boucher is a big socialist and Bernie Sanders fan, so there is that.
Paul recently said, “From my perspective, I’m not really too concerned about what someone’s motive is. I’m just concerned that I was attacked from the back and somebody broke six of my ribs and gave me a damaged lung where at least for now I have trouble speaking and breathing and now I’ve hurt for 10 days.”
After a brief break from work, Paul came back, in pain, to work on the tax bill.
In her update on the story Monday, Hunt said:
"New details today on the incident that left Senator Rand Paul with six broken ribs — this might be one of my favorite stories. Although, of course, we don't want [stutters]… clearly Senator Paul is still struggling."
Continuing to keep this story light, despite the fact that this is “the first assault on a sitting U.S. senator in decades,” as Hunt said, she joked that Paul does his own yard work unlike his attacker who spends $150 per month on lawn care.
“I guess that’s the libertarian in him,” Hunt quipped.
We just can’t figure out which part is Hunt’s favorite: a particular cracked rib she has in mind? His struggle to breath and speak? Which one, Kasie? Tell us!