And the bullshit train chugs on along around camp stonewall.
Hillary took a spill and bumped her head. Not hard enough to go to the hospital, but they know it’s a concussion and she can’t testify now. Instead, they’re sending in the B-team of Burns and Nides, who will of course claim they know nothing. This announcement comes from John Kerry, who is poised to take Clinton’s job as Secretary of State. Easy there John, you don’t have the job yet. Kerry is now the administration’s top pick after Susan Rice bowed out ungracefully last week, crying to Obama in a letter how the meanie pants GOP were all sexist, racist pigs who dared question her judgement and abilities.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won’t testify to Congress next week on Benghazi, after fainting and suffering a concussion Saturday and due to her ongoing stomach ailment.
“While suffering from a stomach virus, Secretary Clinton became dehydrated and fainted, sustaining a concussion,” Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Philippe Reines said in a statement. “She has been recovering at home and will continue to be monitored regularly by her doctors. At their recommendation, she will continue to work from home next week, staying in regular contact with Department and other officials. She is looking forward to being back in the office soon.”
Deputy Secretaries of State Bill Burns and Tom Nides will both testify in Clinton’s place, according to the office of Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA).
Clinton may really have injured herself, and if that is the case we should cut her some slack. Having said that, this is still unacceptable. Clinton is THE person who should be testifying, not two flunkies under her we’ve never heard of. All of this is nicely timed to fall apart right before the Christmas holidays.
Eat, drink and be fat and merry Americans… forget all about Secretary of State Clinton who will be resigning and is trying to escape having to testify to 4 Americans murdered by terrorists on her watch. That’s it, have another eggnog. Fire up the subpoena machine, Mr. Issa. You will not get her in to testify otherwise.
Related reading on Benghazi from LL1885 is here.
UPDATE: Jammie Wearing Fools thinks the time is oh so special too.