Rand Paul speaks for first time since surgery to remove part of lung

Rand Paul speaks for first time since surgery to remove part of lung


IT IS TRULY A MIRACLE THAT IT WAS NOT WORSE.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>SENATOR RAND PAUL RECOVERING AFTER UNDERGOING SURGERY AFTER HAVING HIS HEART AND LUNG REMOVED. ALL THESE COMPLICATIONS WHEN HE WAS ATTACKED BY HIS NEIGHBOR IN 2017.>>THE SURGERY LESS THEN TWO WEEKS AGO, THEY JOIN US SINCE THE FIRST INTERVIEW SINCE THE OPERATION. RAND PAUL AND KELLY PAUL.>>THANKS FOR HAVING US. LET’S START WITH YOU. TELL US ABOUT THE SURGERY. WHY DID YOU HAVE TO HAVE IT DONE?>>I HOPE I CAN GET THIS BEHIND ME BUT I HAVE BEEN GETTING BETTER FOR A LONG TIME BUT I HAD WORSENING PULMONARY SYMPTOMS AND THE X-RAYS AND CAT SCAN SHOWING THE DAMAGED AREA OF THE LUNGS AND A LARGER FASHION. THE DECISION WAS MADE THE ONLY WAY TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF IT TO SEE WHAT THE PROBLEM WAS THAT FIX IT, AND A DAMAGED PART OF THE LUNGS THAT WASN’T GETTING AIR AND NOT GETTING GOOD CIRCULATION. SOMETIMES ANTIBIOTICS DON’T WORK FOR THAT. MY HOPE IS IT IS SECURE TO HAVE THAT PART OF THE LUNG MOVED.>>IT IS HARDER ON THE CARETAKER. WHAT HAS IT BEEN LIKE FOR YOU? YOU’VE BEEN GOING THIS FOR A LONG TIME.>>KEEP HOPING TO PUT IT BEHIND US, VERY SCARY AGAIN FOR ME TO SEE RAND DEVELOPING MORE SYMPTOMS THIS SUMMER. WHEN THE SURGEON WALKED OUT AND SAID THEY DID A RETRO SECTION, AND THE LONGER SURGERY WE WERE WORRIED ABOUT, WE WERE GRATEFUL THAT HE IS GOING TO BE FINE AND ABLE TO MOVE ON FROM THIS BUT IT HAS BEEN REALLY HARD.>>WHAT DOES RECOVERY MEAN?>>TRYING TO OVERCOME THE PAIN INITIALLY AND GET MY BREATHING BACK TO NORMAL. I’M AN AVID EXERCISER. I WALK AROUND LIFE EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK IN WASHINGTON AND AT HOME. IT IS JUST A MATTER OF OVERCOMING BEYOND THIS AND WE DO IT FOR TWO YEARS NOW. ONE OF THE DISTURBING THINGS IS TO SEE THERE IS SO MUCH HATRED. THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ON TWITTER SWARMING TO WISH ME THAT I WOULD EITHER DIED OR SOMEONE WOULD ASSAULT ME AGAIN. I AM PERPLEXED THIS IS A RIGHT-WING PHENOMENON BUT I SEE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ON TWITTER, THIS LEFT-WING MOB WISHING I WERE DEAD. WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE?>>I KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOR WHO ATTACKED YOU PLEADED GUILTY TO A FEDERAL CHARGE OF ASSAULTING A MEMBER OF CONGRESS. FEDERAL PROSECUTORS APPEALING THAT, ONE YEAR SUPERVISED RELIEF, 100 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE. HIS CLIENT LOST HIS TEMPER OVER YARD TRIMMINGS BUT YOUR OFFICE, HE WAS VERY ANTI-TRUMP, DID NOT LIKE THE PRESIDENT, DID NOT LIKE YOU.>>THIS IS THE NARRATIVE THE LEFT IS BRINGING TO US. EVERYTHING IS DONALD TRUMP’S FALL. ON THE RHETORIC, ALL VIOLENCE AND THE WHOLE WORLD IS DONALD TRUMP’S FAULT AND YET THE MAN WHO ATTACKED ME WAS KNOWN ON THE INTERNET AND SOCIAL MEDIA POSTINGS WERE VIOLENCE, TALKED ABOUT DOING VIOLENCE TO THE PRESIDENT. THAT IS COMPLETELY IGNORED, THE MEDIA WANTED TO DEVELOP A NARRATIVE, AN ALTERCATION OR FIGHT. THERE WAS NO FIGHT. I HAD MY BACK TURNED, AND HAD MY RADIO BROKEN BEFORE I SAW THE ATTACKER UNTIL AFTER THE ATTACK WAS OVER. PEOPLE WANT TO MAKE IT OUT AS A LITTLE DISPUTE BUT A LOT OF THAT CAME FROM THE OTHER SIDE TRYING TO GET A LESSER SENTENCE. THEY WANTED TO DOWNPLAY WHAT IT WAS. IN REALITY VIOLENCE WAS COMPLICATED. I WAS VERY SEVERELY INJURED SUFFERING FROM IT TWO YEARS LATER.>>WE WERE DISTURBED THAT MANY IN THE MEDIA CONTINUE TO TAKE HIS LAWYER’S WORD FOR IT WHEN THE ATTACKER ADMITTED IN COURT THAT HE HASN’T SPOKEN TO RANDY TEN YEARS. WE NEVER HAD ANY DISPUTE FOR THEM. I WAIT WHEN I SAW HIM OCCASIONALLY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. WE HAD NO IDEA THIS PERSON ANY ANIMUS TOWARD US AT ALL.>>DOES HE STILL LIVE NEXT DOOR?>>HE SOLD HIS HOUSE.>>HE WAS SENTENCED TO 30 DAYS IN PRISON. FEDERAL PROSECUTORS ARE FEELING IT. IS 30 DAYS IN PRISON ENOUGH FOR ASSAULTING A MEMBER OF CONGRESS?>>IT IS NOT ENOUGH OR INSULTING ANYBODY. IT SHOULD APPLY, TRIED HERE LOCALLY. THEY ARE USED TO DEALING WITH VIOLENT PEOPLE, PEOPLE OFTEN THAT SEVERAL YEARS IN PRISON FOR THIS. RECENTLY A DEMOCRAT STAFFER BROKE INTO OFFICES IN THE SENATE AND GOT MY NAME OR, LAPSE NAME AND RELEASED IT TO THE PUBLIC AND ENCOURAGED VIOLENCE AGAINST US, BREAKING AND ENTERING AND ENCOURAGING VIOLENCE BUT DIDN’T COMMIT VIOLENCE, GOT FOUR YEARS IN PRISON. 30 DAYS IS WHAT YOU GIVE A SHOPLIFTING PERSON OR A VERY MINOR CRIME. THIS GUY WAS FROM OUT OF STATE AND FROM THE RUMORS ON THE COURTHOUSE PREDECIDED THIS BEFORE THAT.>>THE CASE AGAINST SOCIALISM IS AVAILABLE IN OCTOBER, OCTOBER 15TH TO BE EXACT AND IN THAT BOOK YOU SAY SOCIALISM BEGETS VIOLENCE. WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY THAT?>>THE CASE AGAINST SOCIALISM. WE HAVE NEARLY 50% OF AMERICA’S YOUTH SAYING SOCIALISM MIGHT BE A GOOD THING, HALF OF THE DEMOCRAT SAYING IT. I GREW UP AS A KID IN THE 70s IN THE LEFT HAS SAID THEY ARE TRYING TO A FEW OF THE FACT THEY WERE EMBARRASSED, THEY WOULD NEVER USE THE WORD, NOW THEY ARE GLEEFULLY AND SAYING THEY ARE SOCIALISTS. I WANT TO CHECK OUT THE PROBLEMS OF SOCIALISM SO WE POINT OUT THE PROBLEMS IN THE 20TH CENTURY, THE GENOCIDE. AND THEIR NIRVANA WHICH IS SWEDEN AND SCANDINAVIA. REALLY SOCIALIST AND AN EXAMPLE MORE OF LOWER TAXES AND LESS REGULATION THAN ANYTHING ELSE.>>WE LOOK FORWARD TO THAT IN OCTOBER. SENATOR KELLY WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHEN YOU ARE GOING BACK TO WORK.>>I HAVE BEEN TELLING PEOPLE HE STARTED TO GET BORED SO THAT IS A GOOD SIGN. HE DID GO TO A CHAMBER OF COMMERCE YESTERDAY, HIS SURGEON SAID HE CAN’T FLY FOR 3 WEEKS BUT HE HAS CHANGED A LOT OF HIS IN-STATE TRAVEL TO DRIVING AND IS COMING BACK. I’M REALLY EXCITED TO SEE HIM FEELING SO MUCH BETTER.>>WITH GREAT MARRIAGE, BUT WE HAVE BEEN AROUND EACH OTHER 24 HOURS A DAY FOR THE LAST 14 DAYS SO WE ARE BOTH KIND OF LOOKING

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100 thoughts on “Rand Paul speaks for first time since surgery to remove part of lung”

  • william willie says:

    He was well enough to go suck up to the super rich
    He assured them that he's ready and he's still keeping his foot on the neck of the working people

  • Looking forward to the book! God speed in your recovery and many blessings for your service. I just hate you and your family were put through such an ordeal.

  • It would have been nice to see Rand try to reach out to his old NEIGHBOR and extend his forgiveness to him. Instead he and his wife continue to use negative end divisive language even while being on national news. We on the right need to maintain the moral High Ground in order to set and keep a good example not only for those on the left but children and the generally misguided as well.

  • That neighbor should be paying for all of this or should be still in jail. John Hinkley did similar damage to Ronald Reagan and they didn't let him out after 30 days.

  • …ironic, that the Palestinians are also constantly attacked by their neighbors, who steal their land…maybe the Lord is sending you a message to really stand up for peace and life.

  • Sagatuppercut SF2 says:

    That stupid neighbor should be in prison for a long, long time! Get well soon, Senator Paul. I will vote for if you run for president.

  • Sherri Stewart says:

    Rand Paul is one of our GREATEST American heroes! LOVE this man!! Praying for his total recovery! He is so STRONG! Thank God he is still fighting for America! It'd probably be so much easier for him to just have a good life in private life. The judgement against the neighbor is so UNJUST!! He should've gotten SERIOUS prison time!

  • The perp was unacceptably processed, and this human's damages are severe. God speed your healing and be with your wife and family.

  • Best wishes for his speedy recovery and back to being healthy. It is awful that he was attacked, awful that he was injured, awful that he is still dealing with his injuries, and awful that his attacker did not have to spend a decent amount of time in prison. He could have died at the time of the attack, he could have died during his lung surgery, etc. That judge is a USELESS judge that does not take here job seriously. You don't go up behind somebody and attack them and break six ribs and get to get off so lightly no matter who the victim is.

  • I hope he sued that "neighbor" for every penny he has! If this ANIMAL that attacked Senator Paul has made threats against President Trump, they need to send the Secret Service to wherever this low life lives and have him arrested. Senator Paul is right. He should have gotten years in jail not just 30 days. If Bill Barr had been AG when this initially happened, that loser would have gotten years!

  • Lorie Geschwill says:

    God bless Rand Paul & all those Republicans who are working with President Trump to fulfill his promises to the American people. God bless & protect President Trump and his family forever. Best President ever!! WWG1WGA!!!

  • They should take the guy who did it to him and yank out a section of his lung! I'm serious I'm really serious Hammurabi's Code an eye fir an eye and a tooth for a tooth

  • What is wrong with the US? Somebody gets 20 years for having marijuana, and this guy gets only 30 days for such a deadly attack.

  • Oh you mean the surgery he went to Canada for? The one he got at a hospital that also treats the single payer Canadians? Hmmmm.

  • "I never asked for a [Vietnam] deferment. I was married with a child, it was never a question" –Newt Gingrich
    "I had a wife and two children when I was drafted — and I went" –Ron Paul

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am so upset that people could ever wish you ill this just makes me sick. I am praying for our country ๐Ÿ™

  • Fried Eggplant says:

    I think the real "deplorables" are the ones wishing this man ill on Twitter. This was a cowardly attack. It sounds like his neighbor should have been locked up in a mental hospital.

  • Foxnews: "Kelly, sometimes they say surgery and recovery is harder on the caretaker"
    The VIEW called and wants it's low IQ back.

  • Rand Paul, I'm a patriot that did NOT wish you harm, & was very angry that others would. I think the person did not receive more time in prison, whether your a member of congress or not, he should have gotten at least 5 to 10 years, he did intend to injure or possibly take your life. I'm sending prayers for you from Louisville Ky, & for your family. I wish you a speedy recovery, & God to comfort, heal you & your family.

  • Omar is running around breaking the rule of law at whim, the predator who broke a person's ribs + attacked an oblivious person from behind gets 30 days, & the list goes on. Something is wrong with those pictures? I hope an appeal to prosecute further is on its way!

  • Like to know who his neighbor is that got such a light sentence. He must also be connected to be able to attack a politician and get such a light sentence heโ€™s got to be somebody with a lot of money

  • Best wishes to the Paul family. I so want to know that justice will be done and that your attacker will pay the proper price for his actions. Meanwhile, it is past time that we on the Right start fighting back against the putrid Left. If we don't, we will lose this country to The Darkness.

  • Senator Paul and wife will be praying for you and your family! Leftist whackjob nut! This is dangerous and scary for people to view their right as an opposite direction to left.

  • Rand got his surgery done in Canada, by the way. You know, the place Republicans constantly say has terrible medical health care.

  • These cowards always hit when your not looking, they always bring friends to argue.
    The left cannot shake the word coward, I was run over by someone who never had the balls to even ask me who I supported, I mean think about that, couldnt even handle talking like a man but can run me over and leave me for dead.
    Maybe in twenty years from now ill accidently drive right over someone who knows, but I have a feeling its going to happen restoring the balance.

  • elizabeth hestevold says:

    American, Sanders Socialism youth saga no off Scandinavia is false. Sanders, Antifada is Marxism. And not Russian today. Antifada is Merkels Brown coats dressed in Black/to decieved the public. Spreading out via Globalist every where. Wake up kids!!! You're being used. And destroying your future by Left extremist, who will drop you sooner than not, whensuccesfulโ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿฅ€…elf…socialism not Scandinavian….I grew up in Scandinavia and resent Sanders using our beautiful โค๏ธ Countries for his game plan. They have enough already dealing with Merkels forced migration

  • Hummingbirds Oliver says:

    Rand Paul ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š BE BLESSED, GET WELL

  • "Drain the Swamp" and Clean out the "press rooms". God's speed His protection and Peace unto you and your family Mr. Paul.

  • 30 days is not enough, the person committed this crime that hurt our senator. We need to charge him again. Put him back to jail.

  • Trump haters are disrespecting our vote and should be prosecuted, instead we have to hide!!! WATERS, PELOSI, SCHUMER, THE SQUAD, AND OTHERS SHOULD BE RELEASED FROM THEIR ELECTED POSTS FOR NOT UPHOLDING THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE AND INCITING VIOLENCE!!! Even Feinstein, chastised a young girl who was making a request, by asking her if she had voted for her!!! They don't work just for constituents… They work for the people as a whole!!!

  • Archangel Lunas says:

    Mr. Paul, You are in this familyโ€™s prayers. I know itโ€™s difficult, but please try to ignore the Left Wing Nuts. God Bless You, Your Wife and Your Family.

  • Sends a bad message 30 days for all that damage. It sends a horrible message I know plenty of people they would do 30 days standing on their head in jail if they knew the consequences were basically a slap on the hand that's ridiculous

  • Senator Paul, I wish you a speedy recovery and I always love hearing what you have to say, you are a great person with an equally great wife! I have had lung complications after a pneumothorax 10 yrs ago and still require an inhaler so I know how horrible it is to have breathing problems, especially like you being an active and healthy person. Keep up your great work and know that tons of people love you and are behind you. The Left has become crazy and out of control. Socialist is too kind a word, they need to be called out as communists because that is the ultimate goal. Get better fast so you can do more great work!

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