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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  1. Why isn't his attackers face all over the news ! why aren't they posting his name why aren't they posting his address why aren't they posting his job… Oh that's right he's a liberal attacking a conservative ! That's not a crime if you're on the far-left liberal socialist Democrat traitor to our nation !

  2. The Democrats have gone crazy. The MSM and radical Democrats are tearing this country apart. So sorry this happened to Rand Paul.

  3. Rand said it best… punishment not enough for an assault on anybody…a sucker punch at that! Wish you the best on your recovery! Even though it's been 2 years and counting, there is light at the end of the tunnel!

  4. He only has 30 ucking days? Watch out you democrat Congressman here we come . nail every Congressman you meet that's a Democrat before they go back to DC

  5. More and more people are distancing themselves from Trump. It’s like what happened to smoking. Look no further than the smoking rooms where they still exist: like a jail cell full of misfits who didn’t get the memo

  6. I'm praying that Mr Paul be healed totally so he could breathe well with no pain, and continue his active lifestyle.
    The left are evil and spread their poisonous venom to their constituents. Blind people!

  7. I am so sorry for the senators pain and suffering. I hope the keep that attacker gets justice served long and hard.

  8. FOX NEWS SUCKS FOR NOT ALLOWING US TO POST COMMENTS ON VIDEOS THAT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE CLOWN SQUAD AND EPSTEIN. WHY ARE WE ALLOWED TO COMMENT ON EVERYTHING ELSE ?? WHAT IS THE REASONING FOR THIS ??

    Sen Rand, I am happy to hear you're back in good health !! Time to continue helping the U.S. : )

  9. Republican Elite: "Medicare For All is BAD, we Cant Afford It!"

    Also Republican Elite: "I have to leave the United States all together because every other country has figured it out already. Be right back"

    How privilaged Rand Paul is to be able to go to Canada, a free democratic nation WITH Healthcare for all.

  10. My god it sounded so awful, people are really getting worse, it seems these dreadful women in the Democrats have started all this stuff. so glad you are getting better, l know how you feel l got cement lungs through renovations of our building and i have been ill with bad breathing for three years. it's awful. What kind of people are there in America now days they would attack a person like that. Thank goodness they moved he should have gone to jail for a few years he has altered your life lungs are the only part of the body you cant make better very well unless one has a transplant and that is awful.

  11. The Left has gone not just Loony but violent. Patriots must now carry guns – and use them. It's not a good world when CCW goes from being a quirky option to a life-preserving necessity. But so it has happened here. Perhaps, when the Loony Left is finally defeated, we can go back to a more genteel, civilized life , one that does not required carrying firearms. But not until.

  12. What a load of BS coming from Paul and  his wife – both are a waste of space.  Paul actually loves socialism so long as it is for the rich care of the rest of the taxpayers.  You just have to look at the subsidy for the farmers due to Trump's so called "winning" tariff war with China, pretend deficit hawk Paul was all for tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations while now saying we need to address the deficit made far worse under Trump and his minions Republican Party.  The stable genius and one with a very good 'a brain' conman Trump needs to be removed from office, he's enriched himself and his grifter family long enough at tax payers expense.

  13. It's a good thing Senator Rand Paul has a good health insurance plan paid for by taxpayers. At least he is covered. He is more important than others and deserves the best doctors and hospitals his tax base can buy. God bless you Rand Paul, you deserve to live.

  14. All involved in this viscous attack absolutely must be imprisoned for a very long time and all assets confiscated as some compensation for this horrific crime that will no doubt have life long reprocushions…horrible

  15. 30 days for severely injuring some one and 20 years in Rikers Island for forgetting something you say 20 years ago what a tragedy of Justice

  16. It's very possible Rand Paul that those people are Russian Trolls on the internet. Right, it's not Trumps fault, its the left. Not a crazy neighbor.

  17. What is unbelievable about Rand Paul is he is blaming the "left" instead of his neighbor. The left didn't attack you, your neighbor did.

  18. he and his father SEEM like great Americans…very few in gov-co. so hard to tell now, with constant lies from govt, corps and fake media.

  19. Good luck to you and the family Mr. Paul. Have been following you and your dad's idea's for years. Can't help that due to my buddy and his wife work on your campagins in Kentucky all the time. They have met you and always have good things to say about you and the family……thumbs up

  20. 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

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. …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.

  25. God bless Rand Paul and his family. So sorry the neighbor attack happened. It was ridiculously cruel and stupid.

  26. 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.

  27. 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!

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

  29. 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.

  30. 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!

  31. 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!!!

  32. 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

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

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