Longtime libertarian Congressman and former presidential candidate Ron Paul (R-TX) was hospitalized Friday for “precautionary” reasons, according to a report.
Fox News reporter Chad Pergram tweeted: “Colleague Lee Ross rpts fmr GOP TX Rep & GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul is hospitalized for ‘precautionary’ reasons.”
Colleague Lee Ross rpts fmr GOP TX Rep & GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul is hospitalized for “precautionary” reasons.
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) September 25, 2020
Earlier Friday, the 85-year-old Paul was discussing federal stimulus money on his YouTube channel when his speech appeared to began to slur.
Various conservatives figures took to social media to offer prayers and well wishes to Paul and his family.
“Heidi & I are lifting up in prayer @RonPaul and @RandPaul and their family. For many decades, he has been an extraordinary warrior for Liberty,” Sen. Ted Cruz tweeted. “May God’s healing hand be upon Dr. Paul, and may God’s Peace and Grace be upon the entire family.”
Rep. Thomas Massie wrote: “Prayers for Dr. @RonPaul.”
🙏 Prayers for Dr. @RonPaul
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) September 25, 2020
Libertarian television host John Stossel wrote: “We all owe Ron Paul.”
“Praying for former Congressman Ron Paul and his family,” said Rep. Scott Perry.
Praying for former Congressman Ron Paul and his family.
— RepScottPerry (@RepScottPerry) September 25, 2020
Paul served as a member of congress for decades and ran for president in 1988, 2008 and 2012. He retired from politics in 2013.
UPDATE: Former Rep. Ron Paul shared the following message on his Twitter account: “I am doing fine. Thank you for your concern.”
Thank God, Dad is doing well. Thank you for all your prayers today. https://t.co/xNXUa6Pnq4
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) September 25, 2020