Hillary Clinton became the first American first lady to ever win a public office seat, when she was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2001. After that, in 2009, she became the 67th U.S. secretary of state, and served until 2013. Moreover, in 2016, she became the first woman in U.S. history to become the presidential nominee of a major political party. Keep on reading so you can learn more about Hillary Clinton.
Hillary Clinton was born in Chicago, Illinois, on October 26, 1947. Moreover, she earned a law degree from Yale University. Over there, she met Bill Clinton, and the couple got married in 1975. Moreover, from 1993 until 2001, she was the first lady. After that, the U.S. senator from 2001 until 2009. It was her plan to run for presidency since 2007. However, in the 2008 Democratic primaries, she conceded the nomination when it became clear that Barack Obama held a majority of the delegate vote. As a result, she had to wait until the spring of 2015 to announce her plans to run again for the U.S. presidency. In 2016, she became the first woman in U.S. history to become the presidential nominee of a major political party.
Clinton said she took responsibility for security at the outpost in Benghazi. She was scheduled, in December 2012, to testify about the attack before Congress. However, she canceled her scheduled testimony, because of a stomach virus and a concussion that she suffered after fainting.
In fact, the reason that happened was because she was dehydrated. Moreover, when that happened, some members of Congress questioned the timing of Clinton’s illnesses, including Representative Allen West, who stated that he believed the secretary of state was suffering from “a case of Benghazi flu” on the day she was scheduled to testify.
Additionally, on December 30, 2012, Clinton was admitted to the hospital because of something that was related to the concussion that she had suffered earlier in the month. She was released from a New York hospital on January 2, 2013, after receiving treatment, and soon recovered and returned to work.