Hillary Clinton Faints, Suffers Concussion
She's recovering at home, will miss Benghazi hearings
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 15, 2012 11:36 AM CST
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in November.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

(Newser) – Hillary Clinton fainted earlier this week and suffered a concussion, reports the AP and Politico. She is recovering at home and will work from there next week, says the State Department, adding that Clinton had been dehydrated because of a stomach virus. The development means that Clinton will not testify as scheduled on Thursday before a Senate panel on the Benghazi attacks. Instead, deputies Thomas Nides and William Burns will take her place. Clinton also was to testify before a House panel the same day, and that is presumably canceled as well.

"Senator Kerry was relieved to hear that the Secretary is on the mend, but he insisted that given her condition, she could not and should not appear on Thursday," said a statement from John Kerry, who chairs the Foreign Relations Committee. Earlier this week, Clinton canceled an overseas trip because of the stomach virus, and Daily Intel noted at the time that it was probably a wise move—because Clinton, 65, once fainted mid-speech in 2005, thanks to a stomach virus.

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Dec 17, 2012 4:10 AM CST
LOL at people who stlll think this Benghazi thing is some kind of mass conspiracy, and some lie woven by Obama. Uh, you need to do some friggin research for yourselves instead of just believing what the internet and FOX news tells you. When Petreaus testified (And LOL at FOX and other idiots for saying his scandal was a conspiracy to keep him from testifying) he said that in his gut he thought it was a terror attack. And that's all you morons on the right listen to, you stop there. "Aha!" you say, "See, it was all a lie, he just said so." But if you actually listen to what he said, he said that it WAS a lie. That's right, and you know what's worse? The republicans KNEW it was a lie... "But... Wait... See, he said it was a lie... AHAH!" Do you know WHY it was an "official" lie? It's because the CIA was right next door in a safe house, and because they didn't want the terrorists to know we were on to them." It's like when the Allies broke the Axis enigma code and learned about the Germans bombing a town. Do you warn the town, saving x number of lives, but also alerting the Germans to the fact that you've broken their code? No, you sacrifice those lives to win the war. And guess what right wing Obama hating idiots, the people who gave their lives at that embassy knew they were in danger, and all this moronic bickering about some kind of conspiracy does a disservice to their sacrifice. You should all be ashamed of yourselves, blaming Obama for every little thing just because you've been tricked into thinking he's some kind of Muslim from Kenya. Absolutely disgusting. Try to open your minds and do some research by watching something other than FOX, or going somewhere other than drudge. I understand you are all entitled to your own opinions and can dislike who you wish, and I was never one to call you all idiots, but this one takes the cake. Yes. Your government lied to you. They lied to you in order to protect operational security. If they would have come out and said, day one, "Yes, we knew this was a terror attack because we intercepted the communications from those terrorists..." You would have been just as helpless and clueless as you are now, but the terrorists would have changed their ways of communicating and perhaps kept us from stopping the next attack. But you want to be all gung ho like G.W. and just bomb the living crap out of anything and everything instead of actually doing thins the smart, correct way, don't you? Holy crap what a bunch of idiots, and all you are doing is advertising exactly how insane and unintelligent you are. You want to ignore all the progress we've made dismantling AQ? You want to ignore Bin Laden being killed, and when an embassy is attacked during a time of uproar in the region you want to let the right scare you, just like they did in 2003, that the terrorists are coming to get you and we better throw our military even more money, then you really ARE idiots and cowards too. Seriously, get a freaking grip already, you are the ones giving our country a bad name... Like a bunch of uneducated children, I swear... What the hell is wrong with you?
Dec 16, 2012 7:40 PM CST
Aww poor Hillary! Hope she's better soon. I really like her as a political figure. She's pretty bad ass. They can't all be perfect though. Imagine if you had that hard ass job. Um... no thanks!
Dec 16, 2012 8:17 AM CST
dear dear hillary come to see me i will rub your tum tum and pat your head! you will feel so much better!