Skip to comments.Clinton won't testify on Benghazi due to illness
Posted on 12/16/2012 11:17:13 PM PST by neverdem
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won't testify to Congress next week on Benghazi, after fainting and suffering a concussion Saturday and due to her ongoing stomach ailment.
"While suffering from a stomach virus, Secretary Clinton became dehydrated and fainted, sustaining a concussion," Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Philippe Reines said in a statement. "She has been recovering at home and will continue to be monitored regularly by her doctors. At their recommendation, she will continue to work from home next week, staying in regular contact with Department and other officials. She is looking forward to being back in the office soon."
Deputy Secretaries of State Bill Burns and Tom Nides will both testify in Clinton's place, according to the office of Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA).
"Secretary Clinton's team contacted Senator Kerry this morning to inform them of the Secretary's concussion. 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 as previously planned, and that the nation's best interests are served by the report and hearings proceeding as scheduled with senior officials appearing in her place," said Kerry spokeswoman Jodi Seth in a statement.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) and the House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) had already announced that Clinton would appear to talk about the result of the State Department's own internal review of the events leading up to and during the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi. That review is being completed now by an Accountability Review Board (ARB) led by former Undersecretary of State Tom Pickering and including former Joint Chiefs Chairman ret. Adm. Mike Mullen...
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Oh, I’m sure Boner and the lads will make her show them a doctor’s note or something.
How much wine did she drink in Australia, anyway? Must have been a lot to cover up memories of seeing those men die in benghazi live on Government pay per view.
Gee, how utterly convenient.
This regime has absolutely no problem playing the republicans for the fools they’ve turned out to be.
Hillery....Whoa, I must have blacked out ah ow.
Say Barak what ya doing here?
Obama....Hill you understand it’s nothing personal,
but you’ve had an accident and won’t be able to
Hillery.....oh OH, ok I get it now undo these
Obama.......I’m sorry but that won’t be possible.
Try to relax, this will calm your nerves...
Hillery....HEY I don’t need an injection just a
drink.....HEY, that hurt.......Hey,He, He Hee.
Obama.....just relax, it will all be over in a minute.
Obama....Hello Mr. Secretary of State, you can release
the prepared statement. No, the obit can wait a few days.
Ya all aren’t getting it. She “has a virus” and “fell.” Modern version of the “flu”?
C’mon, anyone else read the history of the USSR?
Chicago vs Arkansas. Just like Lenin vs Stalin.
But the game isn’t played out yet. All I know for certain is we lose.
What kind of crap is this? Sure take the others in her place, then have her come in later. See of the stories match up. How can this retardation stand?
Nothing will happen to bring these horrible issues to light.
On the other hand, if it were a Republican administration...
The dog ate my homework. Calling in sick today. I have a headache...
Before stating that she would not testify, her staff said that she might not testify because what she was going to testify to was the thoroughness and correctness of the committee report and that she would not be testifying if the report was not already complete. In other words, Hillary was going give yes or no answer, and a whole lot of I don’t recalls. She was not going to be a cooperative witness.
Yep. The fix is in. Everything is so predictable now.
Ya all arent getting it. She has a virus and fell. Modern version of the flu?Yeah, she's got "rectal glaucoma" (just can't see her a** going in to Congress this week).
I’m sure she will be feeling much better say in about, oh, three
years, just in time for the next presidential campaign season.
Yep. The fix is in.
It dosen’t take a Nostradamus to predict the outcome.
Good excuse for a cover up. I mean she's an expert of covering up things. See her past of covering up Bill's women problems. She is as bad as Obama. She is a fraud, a liar and an appeaser-she is so far up and cozy with Palestine, it's not even funny. I wish she would go away. She cannot take the heat so she makes excuses. Guess, she's not so manly after all..
She already took responsibility for this mess. Now that she has made herself ill over it, Congress should hold her accountable by forcing her removal from office. If she were a man and a Republican, she would already be gone.
Too bad Chris Stevens, Ty Woods, Glen Doherty, and Sean Smith didn’t call in sick in advance of 9/11/2012.