U.S. senator cracks fellow senator’s rib performing Heimlich maneuver

U.S. senator cracks fellow senator’s rib performing Heimlich maneuver
Claire McCaskill describing the size of the fish she caught (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – It couldn’t be more festive out there if it were Mardi Gras in Rio.  If you cannot love being alive on Earth at this hour, you cannot love anything.]

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin has cracked a rib of U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill while performing the Heimlich maneuver on the fellow Democrat when she began choking.

A spokesman for Manchin tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that McCaskill began choking during a luncheon for Senate Democrats on Thursday. Manchin, from West Virginia, used the Heimlich maneuver to dislodge the blockage in McCaskill’s throat, but he cracked a rib in the process.

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