Bette Midler joked about Rand Paul being violently assaulted by his neighbor when she sardonically tweeted, “Where’s Rand Paul’s neighbor when we need him?” during the Kentucky Senator’s effort to hold up the budget vote last night.
Rand Paul was viciously assaulted by his 59-year-old neighbor and registered Democrat Rene Boucher last November while mowing his lawn, leaving him with five broken ribs and lacerations to his lungs.
Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) said on Friday that he could understand why Sen. Rand Paul's (R-Ky.) neighbor, who attacked him last year, was annoyed with him after Paul blocked a deal from keeping the government open on Thursday.
“When Rand Paul pulls a stunt like this, it easy to understand why it's difficult to be Rand Paul's next door neighbor,” Dent told Politico. “The whole delay and filibuster exercise on the budget agreement is utterly pointless.”
Sen. Paul managed to block the vote past a midnight deadline that technically meant the government shut down for a short time, with the Senator insisting that an amendment be added. A two year budget deal was subsequently approved by the Senate.
Rand Paul will now be able to brag to his great-grandchildren someday that he shut down the government of the United States of America even if very briefly.