Author Topic: BREAKING NEWS: Republican congressman John Rutherford collapses after suffering a 'massive heart attack' during House vote  (Read 276 times)

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4111526/Republican-congressman-John-Rutherford-collapses-House-vote.html#ixzz4VW4fIRzw

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Republican congressman John Rutherford has collapsed during a vote in the House.

The newly sworn-in representative from Florida suffered a 'medical emergency' in a cloakroom during a series of sessions on Wednesday, reports suggest.

He was then taken out of the Capitol on a stretcher.

Simone Pathe, a reporter for Roll Call, heard from his colleagues that he had suffered a 'massive heart attack'.

His condition is not known.

According to The Hill, he was receiving oxygen through a mask when he was wheeled to an ambulance.

Rutherford is a former sheriff from Jacksonville, Florida.

He was elected to Congress in November, succeeding Republican Ander Crenshaw, who retired after eight terms.



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Praying for his recovery, it sounds very serious.

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Dang.  Just barely got started in Congress. 

Staff denies it was a heart atrack, but won't say what it was.  Praying that it's not that serious and that he makes a full recovery.
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Looks like the lucky bastard dodged a bullet.

Rutherford's chief of staff Kelly Simpson released the following statement: "Congressman Rutherford is conscious, alert, and in good spirits. He did not suffer a heart attack, but he continues to be evaluated by doctors. A further update on the Congressman's condition will be provided once doctors have finished their evaluation. The Rutherford family appreciates the prayers, thoughts, and support they have received this evening."

http://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/local/us-rep-former-jacksonville-sheriff-john-rutherford-taken-from-us-capitol-on-stretcher/483570962
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Thanks Frank.

I'm thinking his system had trouble going to a disease riddled cesspool like DC after a normal existence in FL.
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Prayers for the Congressman and his family.
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Maybe holding marathon all-nighters in Congress isn't the best idea for elderly blow-hards?


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