Feinstein Slams Karl Rove’s Questioning of Hillary’s Health: ‘Pathetic’

by Katherine Howell

Senator Dianne Feinstein pushed back against the idea that Hillary Clinton’s health was a legitimate question to raise should she run for president in 2016.

“The Karl Rove effort was pathetic,” she told Candy Crowley on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday, referring to questions Rove raised last week about the effects of the concussion Clinton sustained in 2012.

“Is that legitimate? The idea of the health of the candidate?” Crowely asked

“No, no, no, not legitimate.” said Feinstein.

“In my view she’s in the prime of her political life,” she added.

Feinstein also said that she had cautioned Hillary Clinton against beginning the campaign too early. “I did talk with her and thought it’d be better that she not get out there early because her favorability was so high, that all that could happen in this is go down because somebody would do the stupid things that Karl Rove has just done,” she said. 

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