WATCH: Rove Responds After Raising Questions About Hillary Clinton's Health
Fox News contributor Karl Rove responded this morning on America's Newsroom after raising questions about Hillary Clinton's health. The New York Post reported that Rove, speaking last week in California, "stunned a conference when he suggested Hillary Clinton may 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," the report quoted Rove as saying. He was referring to the glasses worn by Clinton during her Jan. 2013 testimony on Benghazi before Congress.
During the month prior, Clinton had sustained a concussion in a fall and was reported to have been treated for a blood clot.
Bill Hemmer asked about the "brain damage" headline and Rove denied ever using those words, explaining that he was referring to the "serious health episode" involving the potential 2016 presidential candidate.
Though Clinton did not spend 30 days in the hospital, Rove said he was talking about the month-long period during which Clinton was dealing with health issues after her fall.
"My point was: Hillary Clinton wants to run for president but she would not be human if this did not enter in as a consideration," said Rove, explaining that this will become an issue in 2016 "whether she likes it or not."
Rove pointed out that all candidates are asked to turn over their health records and the information is then reviewed by The New York Times.
Rove argued that presidential candidates always face questions about their health, pointing out a report from the around the time of the 2008 campaign about Sen. John McCain.
Watch the full interview above, including Rove's response to criticism from the left.