Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani wrote Tuesday that he is doing a “public service” to reporters and voters by stoking conspiracy theories about Hillary Clinton’s health.
Giuliani wrote an op-ed for USA Today, literally titled “I’m performing a public service,” in which he explained why he thought it is good and honorable to question Clinton’s health.
“The reason I raised the issue of inadequate health disclosures is because Secretary Clinton has been hiding from press scrutiny, and Americans are wondering why,” he wrote.
Giuliani pointed out, as conservatives and liberals alike have in recent months, that Clinton has not held a press conference in 270 days other than her appearance at the National Association of Black Journalists conference, where she took questions.
He also referenced Clinton’s coughing and sitting down at campaign rallies, which he took to mea she is in ill health.
Giuliani wrote that he was paving the way for journalists to follow up on Clinton’s health records, among other things, by repeatedly urging people to look into Clinton’s medical records and urging voters to “Google ‘Hillary Clinton illness.'”
“I did not come to a conclusion on this matter; I simply asked people to draw their own conclusions,” he wrote. “I hope Secretary Clinton is perfectly healthy, and I feel that I have performed a public service if I can motivate the press to fulfill its responsibility to get the public the information it deserves — and the same standard should be applied to all candidates.”
Giuliani went on to pat himself on the back since conservative commentators, including Matt Drudge and Sean Hannity, have devoted large chunks of time to the issue of Clinton’s health.