Ron Paul, 85, was conducting a live stream event, just after noon, during which he had an apparent medical emergency.
Social media buzz seems to be leaning toward the likelihood of it having been some sort of a stroke, which can vary widely in their severity.
Video showed Paul, also a former presidential candidate and libertarian stalwart, slurring his words and apparently becoming incapacitated during a discussion on the economy. The livestream was subsequently cut and his video channel made private.
The 85-year-old, who is father to Kentucky GOP Sen. Rand Paul, was reportedly hospitalized after the incident. —JustTheNews
Some of the initial reaction to the news:
May God’s healing hand be upon Dr. Paul, and may God’s Peace and Grace be upon the entire family. https://t.co/vifNtjTsJv
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) September 25, 2020
We all owe Ron Paul. https://t.co/p53aIMSVMH
— John Stossel (@JohnStossel) September 25, 2020
Colleague Lee Ross rpts fmr GOP TX Rep & GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul is hospitalized for “precautionary” reasons.
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) September 25, 2020
Prayers for @RonPaul andthe whole family. Ron is a patriot and a great American who has brought healing to so many Americans in his career as a doctor.
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) September 25, 2020
Goddamnit 2020. You leave Ron Paul alone.
— Katherine Mangu-Ward (@kmanguward) September 25, 2020
All of our best wishes to the well being and recovery of Senator Paul, as well as our prayers for him and his family.
UPDATE: Ron Paul has posted about his condition:
Message from Ron Paul: "I am doing fine. Thank you for your concern." pic.twitter.com/aALmLn8xIj
— Ron Paul (@RonPaul) September 25, 2020