Panic ensues in Congress after a Republican senator is involved in a near-fatal accident

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Risks are involved in being a politician. But no one expected it to cost the ultimate price.

And panic ensues in Congress after a Republican senator is involved in a near-fatal accident.

For the most part, being a lawmaker in Washington, D.C. does not involve any sort of physical challenges that could be considered strenuous.

Some might even consider politicians in D.C. to have cushy office jobs that provide little to no excitement.

But that was the opposite for Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) during a Senate Republican lunch at the U.S. Capitol.

While eating, Ernst unexpectedly began choking on her food.

That’s when Sen. Paul stepped in and performed the Heimlich maneuver to save Ernst’s life.

The senator from Iowa was okay after the incident, but it was a terrifying experience nonetheless.

The food for the luncheon was provided by Ernst and it was “steak from the IA Cattlemen’s Assn,” according to Fox News Senior Congressional Correspondent Chad Pergram’s post on X.

Paul’s fellow senators were pleased with his quick actions to save Ernst’s life.

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

Ernst made light of the situation later on X, by joking that she couldn’t “help but choke on the woke policies Dems are forcing down our throats. Thanks, Dr. @RandPaul!”

Sen. Paul is a noted doctor and ophthalmologist.

Three other senators are also medical doctors; Senators John Barrasso (R-WY), Roger Marshall (R-KS), and Bill Cassidy (R-LA).

Thank goodness Paul was present at the luncheon and was able to jump into action to save Ernst’s life.

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