Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be spending this week at home after suffering a concussion after fainting last week.
According to her office and State department spokesman Philippe Reines, Clinton has been suffering from a stomach virus, which caused her to cancel a trip to Morocco last Monday. She became dehydrated from the virus and fainted as a result, which led to her sustaining the concussion.
Clinton will work from home this week, which means she will miss the congressional hearings on the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. Attending her in place will be Deputy Secretary of State William Burns and Deputy Secretary of State for Management Thomas Nides.
Clinton apparently contracted the virus after returning from a trip to Europe. She will be stepping down as Secretary of State once the Senate confirms her successor, which is widely assumed to be Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass.
– Benjamin Nanamaker, InvestorPolitics Editor
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