Senator Rand Paul may be even better at medicine than he is at politics. And that’s really saying something. The multi-talented ophthalmologist got a chance to show off his talents when a senate colleague found herself in the throes of a potentially dangerous health emergency.
During Thursday’s Senate luncheon on Capitol Hill, things got dicey when Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) reportedly choked on food offered during the chamber’s “Iowa Day.”
The medically trained Rand Paul (R-KY) successfully performed a Heimlich maneuver on Ernst, according to credible reports.
Burgess Everett, chief of Politico’s congressional bureau, broke the story soon after it happened.
Whoa: Rand Paul used the Heimlich maneuver on Joni Ernst at Senate lunch today, she was choking on some food, per attendees. She’s OK, senators say
— Burgess Everett (@burgessev) November 30, 2023
Ernst, who is said to be doing OK after her colleague’s heroic deed, went on X to joke about it and express her gratitude to Senator Paul.
— Joni Ernst (@SenJoniErnst) November 30, 2023
Even though they work together, Paul and Ernst have