Rand Paul Uses Heimlich Maneuver To Save U.S. Senator Choking On Lunch
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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) reportedly used the Heimlich maneuver on Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) today after she apparently began to choke on food.

“Rand Paul used the Heimlich maneuver on Joni Ernst at Senate lunch today, she was choking on some food, per attendees,” said POLITICO reporter Burgess Everett. “She’s OK, senators say.”

Ernst confirmed the news on X, posting from her official government account: “Can’t help but choke on the woke policies Dems are forcing down our throats. Thanks, Dr. @RandPaul!”

“God bless Rand Paul,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). “I never thought I’d say that.”

Paul, who is a medical doctor, also received praise from Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), who called him a “HERO” on X.

“Rand Paul = HERO,” Lee said. “Not all heroes wear capes. Not all senators can quote Mises and Hayek — while saving lives!”


Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) said in a tweet earlier in the afternoon that food at the Senate lunch was provided by Ernst and the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association.

This report has been updated to include additional information. 

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