Sen. Rand Paul Performed Heimlich Maneuver on Choking Sen. Joni Ernst During GOP Lunch

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    This image from Senate Television video shows Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, speaking on the Senate floor Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023. Republican senators angrily challenged Sen. Tommy Tuberville on his blockade of almost 400 military officers Wednesday evening, taking over the Senate floor for hours to call for individual confirmation votes after a monthslong stalemate on the issue. (Senate Television via AP)

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Joni Ernst, a Republican from Iowa, was choking on food during a luncheon Thursday when fellow Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky performed the Heimlich maneuver on her.

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    The incident occurred during a closed-door Republican lunch in the Capitol. Shortly after, Ernst posted on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, to thank Paul.

    Ernst joked that she was choking on “woke policies.”

    She was seen walking in the Capitol after the incident, and senators said they were grateful Paul was ready to help her. The Kentucky senator formerly worked as an eye doctor.

    “It’s a good thing he did,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. “God bless Rand Paul.”


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    Moshe
    Moshe
    2 months ago

    Everyone has a purpose in life. Rand Paul finally has an accomplishment.

    Paul Near Philadelphia
    Paul Near Philadelphia
    2 months ago

    Good for him. Saving lives is important.

    mee hoo ze
    mee hoo ze
    2 months ago

    He probably did it without social distancing which changes it from a good deed to showing that he wants everyone in America to get sick. (said fauci)