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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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