According to Heather Caygle of Politico, Murphy and his staff were waiting for an elevator in the Rayburn House Office Building. When the doors opened, an unresponsive man was lying on the floor.
Murphy, a psychologist, began to perform CPR while staffers ran to inform the Capitol Police and find a defibrillator. Congressman Michael Burgess of Texas, a doctor, was also on hand to aid Rep. Murphy.
A defibrillator was soon produced and Rep. Murphy as well as a Capitol Police officer worked together to use it until the man’s heartbeat returned. The man, who it is believed suffered from cardiac arrest, was then transported to a hospital.
“We’re super thankful that he was transported with a heart rate,” Congressman Murphy’s spokeswoman Carly Atchison told Caygle. “We’re just going to continue to pray.”