In the wake of Hillary Clinton’s physical collapse on Sept. 11 – which her campaign blames on pneumonia – some journalists are reporting secret, high-level meetings are taking place among Democrats to consider a possible replacement for Mrs. Clinton at the top of the presidential ticket, should the need arise.
— David Shuster (@DavidShuster) September 11, 2016
— David Shuster (@DavidShuster) September 12, 2016
Among the reporters making the claim is David Shuster, an Emmy-award winning journalist based in New York City who formerly worked for MSNBC.
After Sunday’s episode where Clinton apparently fainted in the arms of Secret Service agents after she was spirited away from a 9/11 ceremony, Shuster posted numerous tweets about the machinations of the Democrats.
Tim Kaine in the meantime says Hillary Clinton is going to be fantastic.
Radio host Rush Limbaugh speculated on the names that may be thrown into action.
“Would it be [Vice presidential pick Tim] Kaine? Would they automatically elevate Kaine since he’s the VP? … Or would they go out and get crazy Bernie [Sanders]?” asked Limbaugh rhetorically on his Monday broadcast. “If they didn’t choose Kaine it’s because they don’t think he can win. They don’t have much of a bench.”
Limbaugh also suggested the U.S. Secret Service violated numerous protocols when agents swept Clinton out of the 9/11 ceremony early.
“They never, they never take a subject away until the transportation is lined up and ready because the worst thing – trust me on this – the worst thing the Secret Service wants is for the subject to have to stop and stand around, i.e., as a sitting duck, until the transportation shows up. …
“They had to get her out of there before the ground transportation, the van, before the van even showed up, and she was waiting for a few minutes. Maybe it was one minute or a little less. But that’s a huge violation of protocol.”