Ernst Chokes During “Iowa Day” Lunch For GOP Senators

Senator Grassley posted this photo on X with Ernst at the luncheon. Courtesy RadioIowa (Used with permission from Senator Grassley.)

Washington, DC — A Kentucky senator who’s an ophthalmologist performed the Heimlich maneuver on Iowa Senator Joni Ernst today as she was choking during a lunch with fellow GOP senators.

Ernst thanked Senator Rand Paul in a social media post, and joked that she couldn’t help but choke on what she called “the woke policies Democrats are forcing down our throats. Senator Chuck Grassley posted a photo online showing Ernst holding a plate with a beef sandwich and some kind of side dish. It was an “Iowa Day” lunch for Republicans in the US Senate, with pork and beef on the menu.