Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul released an update on his medical condition Wednesday via Twitter, writing that a new X-ray found six broken ribs and a buildup of fluid around his lungs.
Paul has been in the hospital since Saturday, when he was assaulted while doing yard work. The suspect, 59-year-old Rene Boucher of Bowling Green, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault after police say he attacked the Kentucky senator, who is his neighbor, while Paul was mowing his lawn.
The dispute between Paul and Boucher, a Democrat, allegedly arose over yard care and not Paul’s politics, according to neighbors who spoke to The New York Times. Read more at The Hill.