Obama just made it VERY clear exactly how he feels about Justice Scalia’s death.
President Barack Obama will not attend conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s funeral on Saturday, the White House says.
The president and first lady will instead pay their respects on Friday while Scalia lays in repose at the high court.
‘I can tell you that Vice President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden will attend Justice Scalia’s funeral at the Basilica on Saturday,’ White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said.
It was not immediately clear why the president won’t go to the formal funeral.
‘I don’t have a sense of what the president’s plans are for Saturday,’ Earnest said after a reporter suggested it would be bad form for him to go golfing, a favorite weekend activity of Obama’s.
The White House official had few details on the executive branch’s involvement in the funeral proceedings. He could not say whether the vice president would give a eulogy.
At the suggestion that the president might go to a private ceremony on Friday, Earnest said the White House would have additional details at a later time.
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