Bill Clinton responds to accusation that Hillary may have brain damage

BY Associated Press  May 14, 2014 at 1:54 PM EDT

Former President Bill Clinton is vouching for his wife Hillary’s health after recent speculation by GOP strategist Karl Rove that she may have suffered a brain injury last year.

When asked by Gwen Ifill at a Washington conference about Rove’s remarks, Mr. Clinton said that “she’s still quicker than I am.”

Rove observed last week that Mrs. Clinton left a hospital last year “wearing glasses that are only for people who have traumatic brain injury. We need to know what’s up with that.”

Bill Clinton said that “she’s in better shape than I am.”

He admitted that he was “dumbfounded” by the accusation, but, he said, negative comments from the right — fueled by a possible presidential run by Mrs. Clinton in 2016 — won’t end there.

“It’s just the beginning,” he said.

Hillary Clinton is leading in the polls for the Democratic nomination to succeed President Barack Obama.

You can watch Gwen’s full conversation with the president below. The video begins with Sen. Rob Portman speaking on tax reform.