Senator says Clinton seemed 'fine' at 9/11 event

2016-09-11 21:39
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton walks from from her daughter's apartment building in New York. (Craig Ruttle AP)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton walks from from her daughter's apartment building in New York. (Craig Ruttle AP)

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New York - Senator Chuck Schumer says Hillary Clinton seemed "fine" just before she left the 9/11 memorial ceremony and was captured on video appearing to struggle to stay on her feet.

The New York senator said in a statement on Sunday that he and the Democratic presidential nominee "chatted for quite a while" about their memories of the tragic attacks, when both were senators from New York.

He said, "It was pretty hot out there, but she seemed fine to me, and left on her own accord."

Clinton later went to daughter Chelsea's house nearby and emerged telling reporters that she felt much better.

A Democratic congressman who stood behind Clinton at the memorial ceremony says he chatted to her beforehand and that "she did not seem out of the ordinary at all" although the conditions were "stiflingly hot".

In a telephone interview, Joe Crowley of New York told The Associated Press that at one point, he saw what he thought was a staff member tap Clinton on her shoulder. The person "said something like, 'We're going to move now'," Crowley said.

Crowley said that despite the temperate weather outside, heat was an issue for those standing on the cobblestones at the ceremony. He said he was sweating through his shirt.

"We were begging for some kind of wind," Crowley added.

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