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Cokie Roberts: Dems ‘Nervously Beginning to Whisper’ About Hillary Stepping Aside

Hillary Clinton, Democratic presidential candidate, attends a memorial ceremony to mark the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks in New York on Sept. 11, 2016. 68-year-old Clinton left halfway through the ceremony event due to her health problem. According to her doctor, Hillary was diagnosed with pneumonia and got dehydrated. ( The Yomiuri Shimbun via AP Images )

Hillary Clinton’s health issues have establishment Democrats “nervously beginning to whisper” about finding a replacement for her should she need to “step aside,” according to one prominent political commentator.

During an appearance on NPR’s “Morning Edition” Monday morning, ABC’s Cokie Roberts said some in the party were already having discussions about such a possibility.

Asked how Democrats were reacting to Clinton’s collapse at the 9/11 memorial ceremony Sunday, Roberts said that “people are angry at the lack of transparency.” She added, “It was hours before the pneumonia diagnosis was revealed after seeing this incredibly damaging video of her being helped and stumbling into a van.”

Roberts explained that the reason the Clinton campaign has “not been transparent” (her polite euphemism for lying) is because her health issues give Donald Trump ammunition.

“He has been setting her up for this for months,” she said. “Back in January, he said she didn’t have the strength


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