When Hillary Clinton fainted from dehydration after the flu earlier this month, conservatives, like Allen West, called it the “Benghazi Flu,” in an attempt to claim she was refusing to testify before Congress on Benghazi. Now that the Secretary of State has been hospitalized with a blood clot after her concussion, of course, they’re apologizing, right?
Of course not.
Fox New commentator and right wing nut Monica Crowley labeled Hillary Clinton’s flu “a virus with impeccable timing,” on Twitter and in an exchange on Fox News with anchor Megyn Kelly, as Media Matters reported:
Kelly asked Crowley, “What’s really going on? I mean, she fainted sometime last week and can’t show up this Thursday for a previously scheduled testimony? I mean, there was speculation, I want all the viewers to know, about whether she’d really go” to the Benghazi hearing even before her illness. Kelly then said, “I’m not suggesting she didn’t get a concussion. But there is a legitimate question about, is — do we believe this is an excuse and that she really will show up to testify?” Crowley responded by referring to Clinton’s illness as “this virus with apparently impeccable timing.”
Fox News contributor John Bolton told host Greta van Susteren that when foreign service officers “don’t want to go to a meeting or conference or event,” they have “a diplomatic illness. And this is a diplomatic illness to beat the band.”
Almost former Congressman Allen West had said, “I’m not a doctor, but it seems as though – that the Secretary of State has come down with a case of Benghazi flu.”
And this, via Daily Kos:
The pride of the Washington Post Charles Krauthammer, who suggested that Clinton was suffering from:
… acute Benghazi allergy which causes lightheadedness when she hears the word Benghazi or is being asked about it. Tucker Carlson hack:
We’re told she collapsed and hit her head and got a concussion, and that’s why she can’t testify about Benghazi this week. And we’re supposed to just take her word for it. [...]If she has a concussion, let’s see the medical report. Let’s see some proof that she’s not just stonewalling. If it’s true, then we can all wish her a speedy recovery. But it’s ridiculous to expect us to take her word for it.
Of course, all the above and more have now apologized, right? Retracted their hate statements, bowed their heads in shame, right?
Crickets, from them all.
But who is still speaking?
Asinine conservatives on Twitter and on blogs are now claiming Hillary Clinton being hospitalized for a blood clot, which was announced this evening, is a fraudulent attempt to dodge testifying about Benghazi.
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