As a result of the concussion Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suffered two weeks ago, she has been admitted to a New York hospital today for treatment of a resultant blood clot.
Two weeks ago, Clinton, age 65, was suffering from a stomach virus, which dehydrated her and caused her to pass out and strike her head. The ensuing concussion confined her to her home to be monitored by doctors. Because of this, she was not able to testify at the following week’s congressional hearings related to the Benghazi attack on the U.S. consulate. This sparked a rash of accusations by right-wing media (cough, Fox News, cough) surmising that Hillary was faking her injury to avoid her appearance before Congress.
For instance, the deplorable soon-to-be-former House Representative Col. Allen West appeared on Fox News and quipped:
“I’m not a doctor, but it seems as though that the Secretary of State has come down with a case of ‘Benghazi Flu.’”
Clinton spokesperson Philippe Reines told the Associated Press that doctors discovered the blood clot at a follow-up exam today, and are treating her with anticoagulants. She will be monitored at New York Presbyterian Hospital over the next 48 hours.
Just a few days prior to her illness, Hillary appeared on ABC News in an interview with Barbara Walters in Walters’ “10 Most Fascinating People of 2012” (see video here).
After being unsuccessful in getting Hillary to admit her interest in another run at the presidency in 2016, Barbara pointed out to Hillary that she would be turning 69 at that point, and asked if her age would be a concern.
“It really isn’t – thankfully, knock on wood! I’m not only healthy, but have incredible stamina, energy… I just want to see what else is out there.”
According to the Associated Press, Clinton is the most traveled secretary of state, having visited 112 countries and close to a million miles. She will be taking a break from those travels when she leaves her post in January.
We here at Addicting Info are hoping she returns to full health soon.