On Thursday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) used the Heimlich maneuver on Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) during the Senate GOP’s Thursday lunch after she choked on part of her meal.
Sen. Ernst referenced the ordeal in an X post and thanked Dr. Paul for his swift action.
“Can’t help but choke on the woke policies Dems are forcing down our throats. Thanks, Dr. @RandPaul !” she wrote.
According to The Hill, Ernst and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) hosted the Thursday luncheon, which is provided weekly by a member and frequently features their home state’s delicacies. Grassley posted about the meal shortly beforehand.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who has battled frequently with Paul over the years on foreign policy issues, remarked to The Washington Post afterwards “God bless Rand Paul.”
“I never thought I’d say that,” he added.
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