(WASHINGTON) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is hoping to return back to work next week, after three weeks of reportedly recovering from a concussion.
Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines said, “She looks forward to getting back to the office next week and resuming her schedule.”
Clinton originally fell ill from a stomach virus following a whirlwind trip to Europe at the beginning of December, which caused such severe dehydration that she fainted and fell at home, said the State Department.
Due to her illness, Clinton had to cancel an overseas trip and skipped her scheduled testimony before Congress about the attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya that left four Americans dead, including U.S. ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens.
Some of her critics, including former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton, accused Mrs. Clinton of trying to dodge the inquest into the attack, which at one point the Obama administration repeatedly blamed on an anti-Islam video on YouTube, despite overwhelming evidence the incident was an al Qaeda-linked attack.
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