Libertarian politician and author Ron Paul was in the middle of an interview on his YouTube channel, the Ron Paul Liberty Report, just after 12 p.m. ET on Friday when his speech became slurred as he struggled to speak. Paul, who is 85, was immediately rushed to a local Texas hospital.
Paul was speaking about the free market when the incident occurred and was captured live. Hill Reporter will not post the video itself out of propriety, but it was still being shared by some users on Twitter Friday afternoon.
Paul, who served as a U.S. Congressman from Texas for more than 20 years, left office in 2013. He ran for president three times: in 1988 as a Libertarian and in 2008 and 2012 as a Republican.
Ron Paul tweeted an update about his health barely an hour later.
Message from Ron Paul: "I am doing fine. Thank you for your concern." pic.twitter.com/aALmLn8xIj
— Ron Paul (@RonPaul) September 25, 2020
Ron Paul is the father of Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, who tweeted his own update regarding his father’s condition.
Thank God, Dad is doing well. Thank you for all your prayers today. https://t.co/xNXUa6Pnq4
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) September 25, 2020
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