Jay Carney Jabs at Karl Rove’s ‘Cognitive Capacity’ to Call Ohio Right

Former Bush advisor Karl Rove sparked controversy when he recently questioned whether former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suffered cognitive damage as a result of a fall she suffered in 2012. Asked to react to that comment on Tuesday, White House Press Sec. Jay Carney said that Rove’s inability to recognize President Barack Obama had won the state of Ohio on election night calls into question his own cognitive faculties.

“Here’s what I would say about cognitive capacity,” Carney began, “which is that Dr. Rove may have been the last person in America on election night to recognize that the president had won reelection, including the state of Ohio. So, we’ll leave it at that.”

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MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow read an equally combative statement from Clinton’s Press Sec. Nick Merrill who responded to Rove’s comment by accusing the Fox News pundit of a “flagrant” effort to politicize the former first lady’s health.

Watch the clip below, via MSNBC:

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