NC Congressman Faints

U.S. Rep. Howard Coble apparently fainted during a meeting in his North Carolina district and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital.

Multiple media outlets reported that the 78-year-old Republican lawmaker was speaking at a Rotary Club of High Point meeting on Thursday.

Chief of Staff Ed McDonald said Coble appears to have fainted and hit his head on a wall. He had been speaking with people in a banquet room of the High Point Country Club.

A man attending the meeting said Coble regained consciousness within moments. The 13-term congressman representing the 6th District was taken by ambulance to High Point Regional Hospital.


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  • by Data Man on Feb 19, 2010 at 11:36 AM
    I hope that he is ok. I also hope that when he wakes up, he wakes up as a Democrat!!
  • by BEACHBUM3 on Feb 19, 2010 at 01:10 AM
    cOBLE HAS BEEN IN CONGRESS FOR WAY WAY TO TOO LONG HE SHOULD TAKE THE QUICKEST WAY TO THE EXIT AN QUIT FORCING THE TAXPAYERS TO PAY HIS SALARY HE SHOULD PULL AN EVAN BYE AN RESIIGN HIS POSITION
  • by Neo Location: Reality on Feb 18, 2010 at 06:29 PM
    That was a botox eruption, unwise uno. Besides there isn't a Christian bone in that botox filled head or the rest of him.
  • by The Wise One Location: NC on Feb 18, 2010 at 05:37 PM
    Neo,yesterday was Ash Wednesday.
  • by Neo Location: Reality on Feb 18, 2010 at 05:09 PM
    He probably saw the latest totals on the national debt with obuma and Botox Head's new spending proposals. obuma's debt is so staggering it could make a healthy young man faint. Seriously, I like Rep Coble and hope he is ok. BTW, what is that hideous looking mark on Botox Head's forhead the past few days? Did he get overfilled and have an eruption?
  • by Vance on Feb 18, 2010 at 05:08 PM
    A US REP republican or democrat lawmaker or what ever.At that age they have no business holding a seat in any office.My lord people this is the age group where they drive vehicles through convenient stores.THEY CRASH EVERYTHING!But maybe I am wrong and the old fellow just found out that OBONGA is president.
  • by Jethro Bodine Location: New Bern on Feb 18, 2010 at 04:40 PM
    He'll get the best health care money can buy. Too bad about the rest of us...
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