DETROIT (WWJ) – When it comes to disclosing health matters, one Michigan congresswoman says there seems to be a different standard for men than women.
A day after Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton drew attention after leaving a 9/11 memorial service early, seeming to stumble and pass out, some are questioning her overall health.
Debbie Dingell, D-Dearborn, says the health of presidential candidates should be disclosed because questions about the health of a presidential candidate are valid for voters.
“I think that it’s a legitimate question of both candidates, I think we as voters need to know, what the health is of candidates,” said Dingle. “Both candidates.”
But the Clinton supporter says don’t make too much out of Hillary Clinton’s possible health issue.
“I do think that there is a different set of standards for a man and a woman,” she said.
The Clinton campaign says that she was diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday and was dehydrated and became overheated during the 9/11 memorial ceremony in New York City Sunday.
Dingell says the delay in releasing the information is unfortunate.
“I think we should have known about the pneumonia on Friday, not yesterday, but the fact of the matter is, I know nothing about Donald Trump’s health,” she said.
Whle Trump has been beating the drum on Twitter, saying over and over that Clinton has secretly poor health that makes her unfit to serve, Dingell told WWJ’s Charlie Langton her husband John Dingell, once the nation’s longest serving congressman, passed out in office, as did chairman of the federal reserve Alan Greenspan. No one questioned their ability to do their job, she said.
She says Hillary should be given the same courtesy.
“Let’s not start having more conspiracy theories, which I know we are going to have” said Dingell, “I don’t think that helps anybody.”
Meanwhile, the Democratic presidential candidate canceled a planned trip to California in order to recover more fully.