Nov 30, 2023
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Senator Rand Paul Performs Heimlich Maneuver to Save Senator Joni Ernst

Senator Rand Paul Performs Heimlich Maneuver to Save Senator Joni Ernst

Senator Rand Paul heroically saves Senator Joni Ernst’s life by administering the Heimlich maneuver during a Senate GOP lunch.

By yourNEWS Media Staff

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) swiftly acted to save the life of his colleague, Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), by performing the Heimlich maneuver during a Senate GOP lunch at the U.S. Capitol. The incident occurred as the senators were enjoying a meal provided by Senator Ernst, featuring steak from the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, as disclosed by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA).

Ernst reportedly began choking on her food, prompting Paul’s quick response. His timely administration of the Heimlich maneuver successfully cleared Ernst’s airway, ensuring her safety. Attendees confirmed that Ernst was okay following the incident.

This dramatic moment underscores the importance of knowing life-saving techniques like the Heimlich maneuver, which can be crucial in emergency situations. Senator Paul’s decisive action highlights the camaraderie and readiness to help one another, even in unexpected circumstances, among members of the Senate.

Senator Ernst’s provision of the lunch, featuring local Iowa steak, was a gesture of her state’s pride, inadvertently leading to a situation that demonstrated the lifesaving skills and quick thinking of her colleague, Senator Paul. The incident, while alarming, ended positively thanks to Senator Paul’s intervention, and both senators are reported to be in good health following the event.

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

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

GOP KY Sen Paul performed the Heimlich Maneuver on GOP IA Sen Joni Ernst today. She choked on some food at the Senate GOP lunch. Ironically, Grassley indicates that it was Ernst who provided the lunch: steak from the IA Cattlemen's Assn

— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) November 30, 2023

Rand Paul used the Heimlich maneuver on Joni Ernst who was choking in senate lunch, according to senators, and is now getting unusual praise from his colleagues. “God bless Rand Paul,” said Sen Lindsey Graham. “I never thought I’d say that.”

— Liz Goodwin (@lizcgoodwin) November 30, 2023