Obama to skip Scalia funeral

Posted by on Feb 17, 2016 at 2:39 pm

President Barack Obama will not attend Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s funeral on Saturday, the White House said Wednesday. Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden will attend.

Obama and first lady Michelle Obama instead will go to the Supreme Court on Friday “to pay their respects to Justice Scalia” while the justice lies in repose in the Great Hall, press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters Wednesday.

The most recent member of the Supreme Court to die was Chief Justice William Rehnquist in 2005. In that instance, President George W. Bush not only attended the funeral, he also eulogized Rehnquist.

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One Response to “Obama to skip Scalia funeral”

  1. ha ha on 17/17/16 at 5:48 pm

    Good thing those rock ribbed CONservatives Bitch “Turkey Neck” McConnell and Paul “The Beard” Ryan will block the SCOTUS stacking attempt by Hussein the RAT.