Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) may have saved a man's life on Tuesday morning by administering CPR after he collapsed in a Charlotte, N.C., airport, according to multiple reports.
Roe, along with Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.), was walking through the airport when someone cried out, saying a man had collapsed. The man's heart had reportedly stopped.
When I got there, he wasn't breathing, Roe, who was a practicing OB/GYN before he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, told The Daily Caller. 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.
The congressman, brought the man back to life -- he was dead. The AED [automatic external defibrillator] machine showed that he was flat-lining, Roe's press secretary, Amanda Little, told Politico.
Little said CPR was not successful in resuscitating the man, leading emergency medical technicians to shock him with a defibrillator to get his heart pumping again.
Mulvaney told The Daily Caller that Roe's quick thinking likely saved the man's life.
This guy is alive because of Phil Roe and a couple other very important people at the airport, he said.
Roe's office reports the man is currently in stable condition.
Roe was reportedly in North Carolina to catch a connecting flight to Washington, D.C., for a congressional vote.