Senator Rand Paul’s Life-Saving Move Stuns Capitol Hill
Two Republican senators exhibited quick thinking and teamwork during a lunch gathering at the Senate on Thursday. Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa was in the midst of enjoying her meal when she suddenly began choking. Luckily, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky was nearby and immediately sprang into action, performing the Heimlich maneuver to dislodge the obstruction in Ernst’s throat.
According to a source present at the scene, the incident happened during a Senate lunch where several senators were gathered for a casual meal. Suddenly, Ernst began choking on her food and was unable to breathe. Without hesitation, Senator Paul jumped up and approached Ernst, who was struggling to clear her airway.
The Heimlich maneuver, named after Dr. Henry J. Heimlich, is a lifesaving technique for individuals who are choking on a foreign object. It involves applying pressure upward on the abdomen to force the object out of the airway. Fortunately, Senator Paul is a trained ophthalmologist and likely had prior knowledge of this life-saving technique.
PAUL SAVES THE DAY: A medical degree came in handy for Sen. Rand Paul on Thursday when he performed the Heimlich maneuver on Sen. Joni Ernst. MORE: Sen. Paul Performs Heimlich Maneuver on Sen. Ernst NEWSMAX on Twitter / X
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In a matter of seconds, Senator Paul’s quick thinking and skilled execution of the Heimlich maneuver resulted in the successful dislodgment of the food blocking Ernst’s airway. The room erupted in applause as Ernst caught her breath and thanked Senator Paul for his heroic actions.
After the incident, Senator Ernst took to X to express her gratitude to Senator Paul, saying, “Can’t help but choke on the woke policies Dems are forcing down our throats. Thanks, Dr. @RandPaul!” The tweet included a photo of Senator Paul and Senator Ernst, with both of them smiling and giving a thumbs up.
The incident is a testament to the importance of knowing basic life-saving techniques, especially for individuals in positions of power and influence. Senator Paul’s quick response and expertise in the Heimlich maneuver potentially saved Senator Ernst’s life, and his actions serve as a reminder to all of us to be prepared for such emergencies.