Article by For Liberty Staff.

In Rand Paul’s first interview since the unprovoked attack on him by his neighbor, Senator Paul stated there was “no justification” for the attack.

Speaking to the Washington Examiner, Rand showed visible signs of struggling to breathe and speak.

“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,” the senator told Paul Bedard.

Senator Paul revealed to Bedard that he and his attacker had not interacted in a decade:

“My first encounter was basically being hit in the back… We’ve never had words over anything, we’ve never had a dispute or discussion or words,” Rand told the Washington Examiner.

Paul is back on Capitol Hill continuing to fight for tax reform, and healthcare repeal despite his injuries.

Watch the interview with the Washington Examiner.

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