Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has been under fire for failing to disclose that she was diagnosed with pneumonia last Friday.
During a Wednesday episode of CNBC’s Squawk Box, Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., was asked whether or not he agreed with critics on Clinton’s failure to disclose her illness as a mistake.
“Yes,” he said with a laugh. “I think she should have.”
“And I frankly think she ought to release a full medical report to make sure the people understand she is fully able to carry out the duties of president of the United States,” Hoyer added.
Hoyer believes Clinton is fully capable of being president, mentioning her “strong” demeanor and concise thinking during NBC’s Commander-in-Chief Forum on Sept. 7.
However, Hoyer said the decision by Clinton to attend the 9/11 memorial was a mistake, but he understood why she felt obligated to be there.
Clinton’s campaign manager, Robby Mook, assured the public that there is “absolutely not” any other illnesses the Democratic nominee has that have not already been disclosed.
Mook told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Monday that is was the fault of campaign staffers for failing to disclose Clinton’s physical condition quickly after she “overheated” during the 9/11 commemoration ceremony.
“I wish we’d done that in a shorter amount of time. That’s on us — that’s on the staff,” Mook told Tapper. “We were trying to make sure she could see her doctor, getting her to Chelsea’s apartment, making sure she was OK.”
Hacked emails reveal that even former Secretary of State Colin Powell was concerned about Clinton’s health in 2015.
“On HD TV she doesn’t look good. She is working herself to death,” Powell wrote to Democratic mega-donor Jeffery Leeds. “After speaking at the UN and doing the crummy press conference she flew to SF to go do a paid gig for EBay and then went to Marc’s house to get ready for a money dinner for the Clinton Foundation.”
Leeds shared the same concerns, writing back, “Sheldon Whitehouse, who is a huge Clinton supporter, said they were both giving speeches at the same event a few months back and she could barely climb the podium steps.”
Last year, Clinton released a doctor’s letter that highlighted some of her past health issues. An elbow fracture in 2009, deep-vein thrombosis in 1998 and 2009, and her concussion in 2012.
After her collapse at the 9/11 event Sunday, the Clinton campaign has promised to release more medical records, but officials have yet to provide a specific date.