GOP chairman: Hillary Clinton's health is 'fair game'

05/18/2014 4:32 PM

05/18/2014 5:09 PM

Hillary Clinton's age and health status are "fair game" if she throws her hat into the race for the 2016 presidency, the Republican Party leader said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press."

“I don’t think there’s a graceful way to bring up age, health and fitness for a candidate who wants to be president of the United States,” said Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus when asked about reports that Republican strategist Karl Rove claimed Clinton could have suffered brain damage from a blood clot two years ago.

"It was fair game for Ronald Reagan. It was fair game for John McCain," Priebus added.

Reagan took office in 1981 at age 69, and McCain was 72 on Election Day in 2008. Clinton is currently 66 years old.

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