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Manchin gives McCaskill Heimlich maneuver after choking, McCaskill suffers broken rib
MSN CNN ^ | June 25, 2018

Posted on 06/25/2018 6:10:27 PM PDT by SMGFan

Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill suffered a broken rib after choking at a Senate lunch Thursday, where her Senate colleague Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, performed the Heimlich maneuver to save her.

The story was first reported by The Washington Post.

"She started choking. People cough, you think, well. And then started getting real red. 'I can't breathe, I can't breathe,' " Manchin said Monday. "I was big enough and tall enough to get some leverage on her and pick her up off her feet. I kept jerking and jerking and jerking until she said, 'You're hurting me now.' "

He continued: "I knew she could breathe then. I just go underneath her breastplate and give it all I had. ... We were all just so thankful. It was all so scary. You can't imagine."

(Excerpt) Read more at msn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: clairemccaskill; joemanchin; missouri; westvirginia
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Gee, thanks Manchin!
1 posted on 06/25/2018 6:10:27 PM PDT by SMGFan
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2 posted on 06/25/2018 6:11:04 PM PDT by musicman (The future is just a collection of successive nows.)
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Not a headline you see everyday.


3 posted on 06/25/2018 6:12:56 PM PDT by proust ("The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday, but never jam today.")
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To: musicman

Well done, Joe Manchin.


4 posted on 06/25/2018 6:13:09 PM PDT by TChad
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To: SMGFan

“Unhinged Trump Supporter Launches Unprovoked Attack on Democratic Senator”


5 posted on 06/25/2018 6:14:27 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: proust

What was she choking on, crow?


6 posted on 06/25/2018 6:15:04 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Gone but not forgiven.)
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I’m not going to say It.


7 posted on 06/25/2018 6:15:42 PM PDT by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
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"Lifesaver"

Walk Proudly Senator, walk proudly.

8 posted on 06/25/2018 6:15:56 PM PDT by onona (Be American, not a skin color.)
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To: SMGFan

“Cafe coronary.” Happens to people when they’re eating and talking. That’s why your momma told you never to talk with your mouth full.

That said, I’m glad he could help her. The general rule is that if the person can speak, they’re okay and just need some water. However, it’s better to be safe than sorry, and while I don’t like her and I think she’s an elderly leftist ideologue who should have been voted out years ago, I don’t wish her harm.


9 posted on 06/25/2018 6:16:12 PM PDT by livius
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"I kept jerking and jerking and jerking until she said, 'You're hurting me now.'"

If that had been happening with 2 republicans, democrats and the liberal press would have taken the whole thing out of contest, and they would have been accused of being perverts, and libs would be demanding they resign their seats in congress.
10 posted on 06/25/2018 6:18:39 PM PDT by adorno
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I’m not going to say It.

Yeah ... what he said ...

11 posted on 06/25/2018 6:19:23 PM PDT by 11th_VA (Remember the Wall this Fall - VOTE !!!)
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“Manchin gives McCaskill Heimlich maneuver after choking, McCaskill suffers broken rib “

Good job Joe! Mext time sqeeze harder and faster!


12 posted on 06/25/2018 6:21:51 PM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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“He continued: “I knew she could breathe then. I just go underneath her breastplate and give it all I had. ... We were all just so thankful. It was all so scary. You can’t imagine.””

Breast plate? You mean her micro implants?


13 posted on 06/25/2018 6:23:29 PM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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She must have had her hind feet in the trough, too.


14 posted on 06/25/2018 6:23:52 PM PDT by dainbramaged (Get out of my country now)
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Men don’t know their own strength. I’ve been hurt by big guys with just a simple enthusiastic hug.


15 posted on 06/25/2018 6:25:53 PM PDT by Aquamarine (Where we go one, we go ALL ~ Q)
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Have done that a couple of times but never broke any ribs but they were sore for a few days.... but breathing.


16 posted on 06/25/2018 6:26:01 PM PDT by DOC44
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Manchin was lucky, he may have had to do the Heine Lick maneuver.


17 posted on 06/25/2018 6:29:29 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (California: drive illegally, you lose your license, here illegally, they give you one.)
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Maybe we can get him to give one to Mad Maxine - but around the neck.


18 posted on 06/25/2018 6:30:05 PM PDT by beethovenfan (I always try to maximize my carbon footprint.)
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To: livius

You are right. If you are choking to death, you cannot speak.


19 posted on 06/25/2018 6:32:16 PM PDT by tirednvirginia
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To: reg45
thank you,,,
20 posted on 06/25/2018 6:32:34 PM PDT by Chode ( We’re America, Bitch!)
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