Rand Paul Takes Action to Save Endangered Senator’s Life at Capitol Luncheon

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.

Can’t help but choke on the woke policies Dems are forcing down our throats. Thanks, Dr. @RandPaul! https://t.co/OJDdqpQXjR

— Joni Ernst (@SenJoniErnst) November 30, 2023

Even though they work together, Paul and Ernst have



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