Article from Roll Call by Emily Kopp.

In a five-hour deposition Monday, Sen. Rand Paul’s neighbor described his thinking on the day he tackled the congressman in November of last year over what he says was a dispute over yard waste.

“When I saw him once again, he was off of his mower, taking branches from that one pile and putting them on the property line to intentionally aggravate me. I lost it and became irate,” Rene Boucher said.

Boucher then charged toward Paul and knocked him to the ground, leaving him with six broken ribs and an injured lung.

In a Bowling Green courtroom, Boucher testified that the brush pile he “conservatively” estimated to measure 10 feet long and five feet high became a source of intense aggravation, WBKO reported.

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