Transcript for Hillary Clinton Suffers Concussion After Fainting
moments but to another developing story, a health scare for hillary clinton. The secretary of state suffering a concussion after fainting from dehydration. Abc's david kerley has the latest from washington and, david, how serious is her condition? Well, she is staying home for about a week now. Secretary clinton's health issue means she will not be going to capital hill to testify about what happened in benghazi. Even though she injured herself last week we didn't learn about her condition until hours ago. This morning hillary clinton is at home recovering from a concussion as well as a stomach virus, in fact, the two are related. The state department says the secretary returned from her latest trip with a stomach bug. That was nine days ago but early last week clinton became dehydrated and fainted at her home, she apparently hit her head because she suffered a concussion. It's the second time in eight years she has fainted because of a stomach bug but she's generally healthy as she told barbara walters who asked about a possible presidential run in 2016. Is your I'm a concern to you. It really isn't. I am thankfully knock on wood not only healthy but have incredible stamina andenergy. But staying home this week means the secretary will not testify about the terrorist attack in bghazi, libya. Look, I've said it and I'll say it one more time, no one wants to find out what happened more than I do. Reporter: The state department reports on what led to it. The death of ambassador chris stevens and three others will come out in the next couple of days. She was set to testify before both houses thursday. Now she will stay home and two deputies will fill in. Not good enough says the republican chair of the house committee who declared the question about benghazi, "requires a public appearance by the secretary of state herself." But that may never happen. Abc news has learned that the president will nominate john kerry as secretary of state. As soon as he is confirmed clinton will retire so may never testify about benghazi and we learned that the president called secretary clinton yesterday to make sure she was doing okay. Glad to hear she is doing better. David, thank you.
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