The New York Times reports that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was hospitalized today with a blood clot stemming from a concussion she suffered earlier this month, according to a State Department spokesman.
Mrs. Clinton, who canceled most of her public events in recent weeks because of her concussion, was at a follow-up exam Sunday when doctors discovered a blood clot, according to Philippe Reines, a spokesman for Mrs. Clinton.
“She is being treated with anticoagulants and is at New York-Presbyterian Hospital so that they can monitor the medication over the next 48 hours,” Mr. Reines said in a statement.
Reports of her concussion at the time when Mrs. Clinton was supposed to testify before Congress on the deadly Sept. 11 Benghazi tragedy were viewed with some skepticism by some Republicans.
On December 18, appearing on Fox News Tuesday, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said:
Now that she’s supposed to speak to the Congress about this, she has this illness. Now, I am not going to say she doesn’t have one. I’d be happy to give her a neurologic exam, but in the absence of that, I’ll take her word. But there is something strange about this.
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