A growing number of rumors are saying that Hillary Clinton will resign from her position of Secretary of State in the early part of 2011.
Clinton was revealed in the Wikileaks Cablegate scandal as instructing American diplomats to get personal information from United Nations diplomats, which top officials at the UN said may be a breach of international laws. A few days later, Clinton soberly told an audience that her position as Secretary of State would be the last public office she will hold.
Published reports speculate that New Mexico governor Bill Richardson will take over as Secretary of State. Richardson has ample foreign relations experience, most recently meeting with North Korean officials to quell escalating tensions with South Korea. Richardson’s term as governor ends in just a few days, so he will be available.
Clinton will reportedly give the obligatory “family needs” excuse for stepping down, over rumors that husband Bill Clinton is in ill health. However, the former President has been seen in excellent health, most recently taking over for current President Barack Obama at a White House press conference.