“WHERE IS SHE?” the Drudge headline roared this morning, linking to this Weekly Standard’s post.
On December 15, the day after the day after the shooting at a school in Newtown, Connecticut, State Department officials notified the press that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had fallen ill. “While suffering from a stomach virus, Secretary Clinton became dehydrated and fainted, sustaining a concussion,” deputy assistant secretary Philippe Reines said in a statement to the press.Since then, Clinton does not appear to have been sighted in public.
Joe Gehrke of the Washington Examiner passed along this The Cable report:
Republican senators will refuse to confirm Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., as Secretary of State until the nation’s current top diplomat, Hillary Clinton, testifies about her handling of the Benghazi terrorist attack.
“The Senate is expected to take up Kerry’s nomination in early January, but multiple Republican senators have already said they won’t agree to a vote on Kerry’s nomination until Clinton testifies about the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi,” The Cable’s Josh Rogin notes.
Clinton backed out of testifying at a congressional hearing last week after fainting and suffering a concussion. She was the first cabinet-level official to acknowledge that terrorists played a role in the assault on the U.S. mission in Benghazi.
Democrat strategist, (please!) Pat Caddell suggested that the Senate sit on Kerry’s nomination until Clinton testifies, over the weekend on Judge Jeanine Pirro’s Fox show, Justice With Jeanine
He noted that if the White House had concocted the YouTube video story, and “Susan Rice was willing to lie at the drop of a hat”, where was Hillary? He’d like to see Clinton questioned under oath about whether she was asked to go on the Sunday shows, and if not, why not.