9NEWS political experts clash over Clinton's health

Clinton aide: We could have done better on pneumonia. 9NEWS at 4 p.m. 9/12/16.

KUSA - 9NEWS’ political commentators joined us to discuss the health of Hillary Clinton after her pneumonia diagnosis.

Republican Kelly Maher is the executive director for Compass Colorado. She is critical of how the Clinton campaign handled the diagnosis. “There’s no shame in getting sick,” Maher said. “But there is concern about the fact that she is not open about what is happening.”

Clinton struggled Sunday to stay on her feet while she was helped into a van. Her campaign said she had "overheated," but later revealed that she had been diagnosed Friday with pneumonia.

Ian Silverii, a Democrat and executive director for ProgressNow Colorado, had a decidedly different take. “The Clinton campaign probably was worried about their candidate before worrying about the press, before worrying about anything like that,” Silverii said. “They wanted to make sure she was actually okay.”

Clinton's doctor, Lisa R. Bardack, released a statement saying Clinton was given antibiotic and "advised to rest and modify her schedule."
Clinton campaign manager Robbie Mook later told CNN that Clinton chose "to just power through" the illness and did not lose consciousness during the episode.

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