Hillary Clinton Suffers Concussion, Won’t Testify On Benghazi Attacks | Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fainted and suffered a concussion earlier this week and will not testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about the Sept. 11 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, the Associated Press reports. Clinton has been ill with a stomach virus and canceled a trip to Morocco and the Middle East as a result. A spokesperson for Clinton said in a statement that Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) — the Chairman of the committee — insisted that “she could not and should not appear on Thursday as previously planned” following the incident. William Burns, the deputy secretary of state, and Thomas Nides, the deputy secretary of state for management and resources, will appear in her place. Clinton “will also be excused from testifying before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) said,” though she insisted that Clinton must testify eventually.