Paul: Recovery after attack was ‘a living hell’

State of the Nation

Source: MSN

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Sunday called the recovery from a November attack outside of his Kentucky home “a living hell.”

“It was sort of a living hell for the first four or five weeks,” Paul told CBS News’s “Face the Nation.”

“Couldn’t get out of bed without assistance. Six broken ribs, damage to my lungs, two bouts of pneumonia,” he continued.

“It was really a tough go of it, but each day I feel a little bit better,” he said. “This last month I’ve been doing better.”

Paul’s neighbor of 17 years, Rene Boucher, pleaded not guilty to assaulting the senator.

The senator was away from the Capitol for weeks.

Paul on Sunday also discussed the increased concern for lawmakers’ safety and security, citing the attack on the GOP congressional baseball team at a practice last June.

“People don’t want to think it is open season on our elected officials.”

Paul was present at last summer’s attack, but was not among those injured.

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