Republicans, conservative commentators and the right-wing media are all positioning themselves to push back against Hillary Clinton heading into the 2016 presidential election. Whether it's screams of "Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi" or other issues during her time as Secretary of State, a new theory is now making the rounds.
Appearing at a conference in California earlier this month, the New York Post is reporting that Karl Rove spoke during a panel discussion and is promoting the theory that Hillary Clinton might have brain damage.
“Thirty days in the hospital? And when she reappears, she’s wearing glasses that are only for people who have traumatic brain injury? We need to know what’s up with that.”
Rove is off base with the first words of his claim. Hillary Clinton wasn't hospitalized for 30 days, but rather three. Clinton spent time in the hospital after she suffered from a stomach illness and fell at her home, hitting her head and causing a concussion. Clinton was officially diagnosed with a blood clot behind her right ear and was treated at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital Columbia, being released just three days later.
The Post reports that Rove continued back to the "brain damage" comment multiple times during the panel discussion. A spokesman for Clinton commented that “Karl Rove has deceived the country for years, but there are no words for this level of lying.” When asked about her health, the spokesman stated that Clinton was “100 percent. Period.”
Karl Rove and the right-wing media are pulling no punches when it comes to smearing the name of Hillary Clinton, the most likely Democrat nominee for president. Just last week, House Republicans created a new panel to investigate the attacks in Benghazi even after multiple investigations showed no evidence of a scandal or cover up.