By Katie Surma } Arizona Republic
Two Arizona congressmen had a drama-filled flight back to Washington, D.C., where they voted Friday to pass a $2 trillion coronavirus relief package aimed at helping Americans and businesses impacted by the ongoing pandemic.
Reps. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., and Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., were on a quiet overnight red-eye American Airlines flight when a fellow passenger passed out in the aisle.
Gallego, who had been sleeping, heard a call for anyone with a medical background. He immediately jumped up and ran toward the back of the plane to see what had happened. Gallego is a former Marine with combat medical training.
“I was hoping it wasn’t, but I thought it might be someone had collapsed because of the coronavirus,” Gallego told The Arizona Republic on Friday. “You can’t not help someone in that situation.”