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GOP chairman: Hillary Clinton’s age, health ‘fair game’
Reince Priebus, the Republican National Committee chairman, was asked on NBC’s “Meet the Press” about Republican strategist Karl Rove’s reported comments that Clinton might have suffered brain damage from a 2012 blood clot. Priebus refused to distance himself from Rove’s remarks or say he should apologize.
Reagan took office in 1981 at age 69; McCain, the Republican candidate in 2008, was 72 on Election Day that year.
Clinton suffered a blood clot in her head in December 2012 after falling at her home and received several days of treatment at a New York hospital. The incident raised health concerns for Clinton, who was a widely traveled secretary of state during President Barack Obama’s first term.
Bloomberg called Clinton a “great American” who would make a “spectacular candidate on the Democratic side.”
“They do not want Hillary Clinton,” Senator Claire McCaskill told NBC. “Because they know she is going to ignite a spark of enthusiasm across this country and she has got the strongest resume for president of anyone who’s run in a very long time.”
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