Secretary of State Hillary Clinton planned to testify before Congress this week on the deadly Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi, however, officials say she suffered a concussion after becoming ill with a stomach virus. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns is now scheduled to testify in her absence.

Appearing on Fox News Tuesday, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer joked that Clinton “seems to have a severe Benghazi allergy.”

Krauthammer explained that it was U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, not Clinton, who addressed the American people five days after the attack. Rice appeared on several Sunday shows and provided information that was later determined to be false.

“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,” Krauthammer said.

On Sept. 11, heavily armed militants laid siege to the U.S. Mission in Benghazi and a nearby CIA annex. U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the fiery attack. The Obama administration initially placed blame on an anti-Muslim YouTube video, but later admitted terrorist involvement.

(H/T: Fox News Insider)

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