Hillary Clinton Spokesman Slams Rove Claims About Her Health

(Los Angeles Times/MCT) -

Smacking down incendiary allegations that Karl Rove, former White House adviser to President George W. Bush, made about Hillary Clinton’s health, her spokesman Nick Merril said Tuesday that Rove was “lying … the right has politicized” Clinton’s health from the moment she was treated for a blood clot after a fall 17 months ago.

Rove raised questions about Clinton’s health at a conference last week in Los Angeles. “Thirty days in the hospital?” Rove said  according to the New York Post, “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.”

The injury led Clinton to delay her testimony to Congress on the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on a diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, that left four Americans dead. “First they accused her of faking it, now they’ve resorted to the other extreme — and are flat-out lying,” Merrill said.