Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has suffered a concussion after fainting due to dehydration
Hillary Clinton, a workhorse with an appetite to drill down on massive briefing books, fly for 10 hours and show up in some foreign country 10 times zones away to carry out the most delicate of diplomatic tasks, has been momentarily sidelined after suffering a concussion when she fainted at home resulting from dehydration due to a stomach virus, according to the State Department.
During the past week, it was curious to note that Clinton cancelled a planned trip to Tunisia and Morroco on Tuesday morning and was not in the office all week.
The State Department confirmed today she is resting at home. Andrea Mitchell of MSNBC reported at 12:30 p.m. today that Clinton will work from home next week and her doctors are monitoring her recovery. Mitchell also reported that Clinton is not likely to testify before Congress about the hearings scheduled on Benghazi, as originally planned for next week, due to her injury.
The State Department’s Accountability Review Board investigation into the events in Benghazi is expected to be finalized in the coming days and Clinton had agreed to testify before the House and the Senate Foreign Affair Committees about the report’s findings.
Image courtesy of the State Department.
Tanya L. Domi is the Deputy Editor of the New Civil Rights Movement blog. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and teaches human rights in East Central Europe and former Yugoslavia. Prior to teaching at Columbia, Domi was a nationally recognized LGBT civil rights activist who worked for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force during the campaign to lift the military ban in the early 1990s. Domi has also worked internationally in a dozen countries on issues related to democratic transitional development, including political and media development, human rights and gender issues. She is chair of the board of directors for GetEQUAL. Domi is currently writing a book about the emerging LGBT human rights movement in the Western Balkans.
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