Rand Paul calls for disqualification of a Democratic Senate candidate over past jokes about the Kentucky Republican's broken rib from a violent neighbor

  

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Via:  tessylo  •  one month ago  •  6 comments

By:   Warren Rojas, Business Insider

Rand Paul calls for disqualification of a Democratic Senate candidate over past jokes about the Kentucky Republican's broken rib from a violent neighbor

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Rand Paul calls for disqualification of a Democratic Senate candidate over past jokes about the Kentucky Republican's broken rib from a violent neighbor



Warren Rojas Tue, October 25, 2022 at 5:35 PM 7b3de1ec45c9390a0ef7dfda5b580074









Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky speaks to the media after the weekly policy luncheons on Capitol Hill July 21, 2020, in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images
  • GOP Sen. Rand Paul unloaded on Iowa Senate hopeful Mike Franken for mocking him in 2021.

  • Paul suffered broken ribs and lung damage in 2017 during an altercation with a neighbor.

  • Franken asked if the attacker was "more than a little in the right?" which Paul calls disqualifying.

Sen. Rand Paul says Iowa Senate Democratic candidate Mike Franken is unworthy of serving in any higher office based on his making light of a 2017 attack that left Paul with broken ribs, lung problems, and lingering pain.




 "Advocacy for violence should disqualify Franken from holding ANY office," the Kentucky Republican wrote online, calling the first-time candidate   attempting to unseat incumbent Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa   "disgusting" for celebrating Paul's misfortune.

Colleague and likely 2024 presidential contender Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas concurred, condemning Franken's "alarming behavior" and urging Iowans to return Grassley to Washington, DC for   an historic eighth term .




 "Iowa, send a decent man   @GrassleyWorks   back to the Senate to keep fighting for you," Cotton   wrote   online.

Paul's anger about the   attack he suffered   at the hands of disgruntled next-door neighbor Rene Boucher in late 2017 was apparently stirred up by a comment Franken made on Twitter in 2021.

"Wasn't Rand's neighbor more than a little in the right?" Franken   posted   in January 2021 in reply to a recent Paul appearance on Fox News.

Boucher, who said he snapped because of Paul's habit of piling up trash on their shared property line, was sentenced to 30 days in jail for the attack, fined $10,000 and hit with   more than $580,000 in jury awarded-damages .

The Franken campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the resurfaced tweet or Paul's call to boot him from contention in the midterm elections.

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Tessylo
Professor Principal
1  seeder  Tessylo    one month ago

Paul is disqualified for being a lying whiny little bitch.  

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
1.1  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Tessylo @1    one month ago

That's up to the voters in KT.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
2  Kavika     one month ago

OMG, whining over this when members of their party, MTG, et al have said things that border on insanity. 

Quit whining Rand.

 
 
 
Revillug
Freshman Guide
3  Revillug    one month ago
"Wasn't Rand's neighbor more than a little in the right?" Franken posted in January 2021 in reply to a recent Paul appearance on Fox News.

I've never been to Kentucky, but I do get the impression that that people take their property lines very seriously down there. The thought of some scrawny, uncertified eye doctor, with what looks like a raccoon hat for a toupee - piling a mountain of stinking garbage right next to your lawn - probably doesn't elicit sympathy.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
4  Drinker of the Wry    one month ago
probably doesn't elicit sympathy.

Apparently the jury that took less than 2 hours to award him over $580,000 did.

 
 
 
Revillug
Freshman Guide
4.1  Revillug  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @4    one month ago

You don't have to like someone to understand the law is in their favor.

 
 

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