Outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told Andrea Mitchell Tuesday that her recent health issues, including a blood clot located between her brain and her skull stemming from a concussion, has no bearing on her future political prospects.
Asked how her health would factor into a decision about whether she’ll run for president in 2016, Clinton told Mitchell:
“Well, it doesn’t factor in at all. I mean, you know that, I have no doubt that I am healthy enough and that my stamina is great enough and I’ll be fully recovered enough to do whatever I choose to do.”
Clinton made it clear that her next steps after leaving the State Department this Friday, political or otherwise, are undecided.
“I don’t have any real plans to make any decisions. I’m looking forward to some very quiet time catching up on everything from sleep, to reading, to walking, with my family. I think its hard to imagine for me what it will be like next week when I wake and have nowhere to go. Maybe I’ll go back to sleep for a change!”
Check out Andrea’s Nightly News spot below for more of Secretary Clinton’s thoughts on the tragedy in Benghazi and whether she’ll consider going head-to-head with Vice President Joe Biden for a 2016 presidential bid.
Tune in to Andrea Mitchell Reports Wednesday at 1 pm ET for the full interview.