Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) went on CNN Tuesday afternoon and tried to peddle some of the the 2016 campaign’s most popular conspiracy theories about Hillary Clinton.
CNN host Brianna Keilar wasn’t having it.
“You can Google and watch all kinds of video where she is having coughing attacks,” Duffy said. “Donald Trump doesn’t have that. Video where she stumbles off of the stage and she has to be grabbed and put back up.”
Keilar goes on to dismiss his riff.
“Have you see the coughing attacks? You haven’t seen those?” Duffy pressed.
“I have been there for those,” Keilar said.
“Have you seen those with Trump?” Duffy asked.
“Who doesn’t occasionally cough?” Keilar replied, clearly trying to move on.
“Well a cough is one thing,” Duffy said. “A coughing fit is something else where it is a cough on end. Nothing on the Trump side leads you to believe he is not healthy.”
The Wisconsin Republican didn’t stop there. He also brought up another widely discredited theory that’s been kicking around since 2012: that Clinton’s longtime aide, Huma Abedin, has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
“She doesn’t have ties to the Muslim Brotherhood,” Keilar said when Duffy asked why CNN wasn’t questioning him about the latest resurgence of right-wing reporting on Abedin.
“The information is out there that she does have these ties,” Duffy insisted.
Keilar responded: “No—I don’t know what else to tell you. I’m just telling you how it is.”
Watch part of their exchange below: