MSNBC host Kasie Hunt called the story of Senator Rand Paul’s recent assault one of her “favorite stories,” on “MSNBC Live” Monday.
“New details today on the incident that left Senator Rand Paul with six broken ribs. This might be one of my favorite stories, although of course we don’t, uh want — clearly Senator Paul is still struggling,” she said.
She went on to quote GQ magazine about the incident and brought up Paul’s Libertarian leanings.
“GQ reports that lawn care issues may well have been at the heart of the dispute. A neighbor told the magazine,” Hunt said. She said Paul’s neighbor pays $150 a month to maintain his lawn, while Paul does his own landscaping.
“I guess that’s the libertarian in him,” she added. “There you have it ladies and gentleman. The reason for the first assault on a sitting U.S. Senator in decades.”
Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, maintains the dispute was not about lawn care and said there was “no motive” that could justify the attack.
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