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Rep. Roe Becomes Dr. Roe Again

From the News Sentinel:
U.S. Rep. Phil Roe, R-Johnson City, joined another doctor today in working to revive a man who collapsed and stopped breathing at the Charlotte, N.C., airport.
Roe, a Tri-Cities obstetrician for years before becoming a congressman, performed CPR on the man after arriving at the airport while on his way to Washington, according to Amanda Little, Roe spokeswoman.
According to The Daily Caller online news site, Roe was with South Carolina Republican Rep. Mick Mulvaney about 7:15 a.m. when someone called out for a doctor.
Roe told The Daily Caller: “When I got there, he wasn’t breathing. I think there was another doctor there, but we didn’t really have a chance to introduce ourselves. I just said, ‘I’m Dr. Roe, so and so,’ and then we just dived on top of the guy and started giving him CPR.”
According to Little, the former Johnson City mayor also applied a defibrillator to help restart the man’s heart.
“We called the hospital and they think he is going to make it,” Little told the Kingsport Times-News. “They thought it was a possible heart attack.”