Hillary Clinton Faints, Suffers Concussion, Unable to Testify on Benghazi


Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and the Democratic Party's frontrunner for the 2016 presidential election, fainted and suffered a concussion — and is now recovering at home — according to a statement from the State Department.

According to the AP, Clinton, "who skipped an overseas trip this past week because of a stomach virus," sustained a concussion after fainting, and is now recovering at home and being monitored by doctors.

An aide, Philippe Reines, says Clinton will work from home next week, at the recommendation of doctors (which will prevent her from testifying at congressional hearings on Thursday into the September 11 attack against a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador).

No additional information has been released yet, but the incident underscores the possibility that Clinton, who's rumored to leave her post in the Obama administration beginning next year, could take some time off as she has indicated repeated times to rest and take care of personal business and her life as a private citizen.

Meanwhile, the Obama administration keeps looking for her replacement now that U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice — a potential candidate for state — has withdrawn her candidacy for the post (leaving the filed open for Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.).