Justice Antonin Scalia’s funeral is going to be held on Saturday, and almost everyone in Washington will be in attendance to pay their respects to the greatest justice of our time. But you actually have to see what Barack Obama has planned to believe it.
During a press conference at the White house earlier on Wednesday, press secretary Josh Earnest informed reporters that the president won’t be attending Scalia’s funeral despite the fact that he held one of the highest positions in government, Politico reported. Vice resident Biden and his wife, Jill, plan on attending Scalia’s funeral at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, but apparently Barack and Michelle can’t be bothered.
According to Earnest, the First Couple will instead pay their “respects” at the Supreme Court on Friday during a small ceremony being held.
“The president will pay his respects at the Supreme Court on Friday and he’ll be joined with the first lady when he does that,” Earnest said after being pressed, NBC News reported.
Obama’s attendance at the funeral was the only thing Earnest was pressed on either. A reporter specifically asked him if Obama would be hitting the golf links on Saturday while a nation mourned the death of a great man and an even greater jurist.
Unsurprisingly, Earnest didn’t deny that Obama was going golfing – which means he’ll be on the 13th hole about the time Scalia’s funeral kicks off –he instead dodged the question entirely and said that Obama believes it’s important to honor the life and service of Scalia. Some answer.
To the contrary, when Chief Justice William Rehnquist died in 2005 while George W. Bush was in office, not only did he attend the funeral, but he took it a step further by personally eulogizing Rehnquist.
Keep it classy, Obama. Unreal.