U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says he underwent lung surgery in a procedure he says stems from injuries suffered when a neighbor tackled him outside his home in 2017.
The Republican lawmaker tweeted that part of his lung damaged in the assault was removed during the weekend surgery in Tennessee.
Paul expects to return to the Senate in September.AP, “Rand Paul Undergoes Lung Surgery Stemming from Assault“, August 5, 2019
Connor Betts, the Dayton, Ohio mass shooter, was a self-described “leftist,” who wrote that he would happily vote for Democrat Elizabeth Warren, praised Satan, was upset about the 2016 presidential election results, and added, “I want socialism, and i’ll not wait for the idiots to finally come round to understanding.”
…He shared an article that criticized Democratic leaders like Nancy Pelosi for not supporting Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and Ayanna Pressley. “Read it,” he wrote.
…He shared posts about “concentration camps” at the border and wrote, “Cut the fences down. Slice ICE tires. Throw bolt cutters over the fences.”Heavy.com, Jessica McBride, “Connor Betts: Twitter Posts on Being a Leftist, Guns“, July 5, 2019
After Sen. Rand Paul offers to buy Rep. Ilhan Omar a ticket to Somalia so she can ‘appreciate America more,’ the Democrat congresswoman responds with a retweet mocking the violent assault on the Republican senator by a neighbor in 2017.Fox News Video, “Ilhan Omar hits back at Rand Paul with retweet mocking assault on senator“, July 30, 2019
Rep. Ilhan Omar retweeted a message that praised Sen. Rand Paul’s assaulter.
Paul got 6 broken ribs when his neighbor physically attacked him; the man got 30 days in federal prison and a $10,000 fine, plus a $582,834 lawsuit judgment.
Omar was responding to Paul’s suggestion that she doesn’t appreciate America.
Paul said she should go to Somalia as an adult and see the country where she was bornDavid Martosko, “Republican senator Rand Paul offers Somali-born Ilhan Omar a ticket to visit her home country and she shoves back by retweeting praise for the neighbor who attacked him“, Daily Mail, July 29, 2019