- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 13, 2014

GOP strategist Karl Rove said at a recent conference that Republicans should keep pressing for answers about Benghazi — and that former Secretary of State and likely 2016 presidential contender Hillary Clinton could very well have brain damage.

He was referring to her fall in December 2012, right around the time Congress was pressuring her to provide testimony on Capitol Hill about the terrorist attack in Benghazi that left four Americans dead, including U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.

Mr. Rove said of her fall, the New York Post reported: Perhaps her diagnosis of a blood clot was actually something worse.

“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,” Mr. Rove said, the newspaper reported.

He then suggested similarly several more times.

Mrs. Clinton’s representative responded with a brief statement: “Please assure Dr. Rove she’s 100 percent,” the New York Post reported.

Mrs. Clinton didn’t actually spend 30 days in the hospital. She was discharged after three days from New York Presbyterian Hospital, where doctors treated her for a blood clot. She later returned to the hospital for tests, but only stayed for a brief time, The Associated Press reported.

At the time, it was reported that Mrs. Clinton was suffering from a stomach virus and due to that weakened condition, fell in her home in Washington, D.C. She sustained a concussion that led to a blood clot formation behind her ear.

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