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Ron Paul appears to suffer medical incident during livestream

Former congressman reportedly hospitalized.

Ron Paul in May of 2019
Ron Paul in May of 2019
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Updated: September 25, 2020 - 1:59pm

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Former Texas Rep. Ron Paul on Friday appeared to suffer a medical incident during a livestream on his YouTube channel. 

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. 

Fox News on Friday afternoon reported that the hospitalization was for "precautionary" reasons.

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