Following the election of Donald Trump as President in 2016, we saw a rash of liberal terrorism shake the nation. One particularly heinous case involved a cowardly ambush attack on Sen. Rand Paul from a deranged neighbor whose social media posts indicated he was a socialist revolutionary supporter of Bernie Sanders.
There will not be many repercussions against the perpetrator, who was let off with little more than a slap on the wrist for his terror attack. Rene Boucher will only receive 30 days in federal prison with probation and a year of supervised release after he is let out. Unsurprisingly, the judge who ultimately made the decision of leniency is tied to the Clintons.
U.S. District Judge Marianne Battani – who was nominated to her post by former President Bill Clinton – claimed that the attack was a “dispute between neighbors” and an “isolated incident.” She repeated the lines made without evidence by the violent socialist and his defense attorneys almost verbatim as she made it clear that terrorist attacks against Republicans are not to be punished appropriately in the court of law.
“There was no ‘longstanding dispute.’ This description is untrue. It is impossible to have a dispute when no words of disagreement were ever spoken — neither immediately nor at any other time before the attack occurred,” Paul said in a statement.
“The attack was a pre-meditated assault that broke six of the Senator’s ribs and was complicated by fluid and blood around the lung and recurrent pneumonia. Any description of this attack that implies a ‘yard dispute’ justifies such violence misses the point,” Paul said.
The complications from the ambush could possibly have killed Paul, but that was not taken into consideration during Judge Battani’s ruling. Mainstream media reports have frequently expressed sympathy for Boucher, as political violence from the left continues to be normalized and legitimized in the age of Trump. If a sitting senator won’t be protected in the court of law, that does not leave much recourse for the rest of us.