Article from Fox News by Brooke Singman.

More of Sen. Rand Paul’s neighbors are speaking out and casting doubt on reports that a mere ‘landscaping dispute’ led to the attack a week ago that left the Republican lawmaker hospitalized with six broken ribs.

As the suspect — 59-year-old neighbor and anesthesiologist Rene Boucher — pleads not guilty to a single misemeanor assault charge, the motive for what Paul’s office describes as a “blindside” remains a total mystery.

In an interview with Fox News, Paul’s neighbor of 17 years, Dan Renshaw, a local car dealer in Bowling Green, was dismissive of reports that the incident stemmed from anything having to do with “lawn clippings,” given the severity of the attack. He said U.S. Capitol Police have been to the neighborhood, signaling an intensifying local and federal investigation into last week’s incident.

Further, Renshaw said his son-in-law — who sits on a neighborhood board — told him there’s never been any reports of conflicts between the two men or any report of trouble from the alleged attacker.

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