Congressman saved after popcorn-choking incident

Fortunately, the offending popcorn was finally dislodged from the House member’s airways.

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Poe’s spokeswoman, Shaylyn Hynes, tells ITK her boss “is doing fine” since the popcorn incident.

While the whole thing sounds as if it might not have been a laughing matter, the kernel-sized snafu didn’t tarnish Poe’s signature sense of humor. He said following the episode, “I choked after I learned the Republicans were being slaughtered by the Democrats in the congressional baseball game.”

A team of Democratic lawmakers trounced Republicans 22-0 in last week’s 52nd annual baseball showdown, winning the game for the fifth year in a row.

No word whether Poe plans on taking a pause from eating popcorn in the future.

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