Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) broke with Karl Rove and shot down the idea that HIllary Clinton suffered a “traumatic brain injury” that disqualifies her from running for president in 2016.
“There’s no reason for me to suspect that Secretary Clinton has a health problem that would disqualify her. She seems to be very engaged and very capable,” Graham said Tuesday according to Politico. “I think that people at 69 are incredibly able to serve ’cause I’ll be there in 10 years.”
On Thursday Rove suggested that Clinton suffered a traumatic brain injury that resulted in her hospitalization in late 2012. She was hospitalized for a blood clot from a concussion she suffered earlier in the fall.
“Thirty days in the hospital? And when she reappears, she’s wearing glasses that are only for people who have traumatic brain injury?” Rove reportedly said at a conference. “We need to know what’s up with that.”
On Tuesday Rove walked denied that he said had suffered brain damage but added that people should consider her health and age when deciding who to support in 2016.
“I didn’t say she had brain damage. She had a serious health episode and my point was that from, I think it was the 7th of December in 2012 through the 7th of January of 2013, she underwent, first she had apparently a serious virus,” Rove said on Fox News.