Suspect in Rand Paul attack agrees to plead guilty

In this March 20, 2015, file photo, Sen., Rand Paul, R-Ky. speaks in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

(CNN) — A man accused of attacking Sen. Rand Paul in the yard of his Kentucky home has agreed to plead guilty, and federal prosecutors will pursue a 21-month jail sentence against him.

Rene Boucher, who tackled the Kentucky Republican in November, said he “had enough” when he saw Paul stacking more brush on a brush pile, the plea agreement states. Boucher blindsided Paul by tackling him and throwing him to the ground.

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Paul sustained six broken ribs and bruised lungs in the incident.

Boucher was charged last week with assaulting a member of Congress, a felony. He faces up to 10 years’ imprisonment and a fine of up to $250,000, according to the US attorney’s office.

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