Obama Won’t Attend Scalia Funeral


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obPresident Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will visit the Supreme Court Friday to pay their respects as Justice Antonin Scalia lies in repose but won’t attend Scalia’s funeral.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Wednesday that Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden will attend the funeral on Saturday at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington.

Scalia died on Saturday at age 79. He joined the court in 1986 and was its longest-serving justice.

Former Chief Justice William Rehnquist, who died in 2005, was the last member of the high court to lie in repose.

Obama has said he will nominate a replacement for Scalia with “plenty of time” for the Senate to act.



  1. Any reason given why the worst president his country has ever known won’t go to the funeral of a supreme ct justice??? O I may just answered my own question.

  2. Attending funerals has traditionally been the province of vice presidents. It’s a good thing that Lieberman didn’t become vice president — he would have had to go into any number of churches for funerals.

  3. Wow. Just wow. He must have a horrendous schedule, what with all those vital 7-million dollar vacations and meetings with sheikhs and TV appearances with Ellen Degenerate. Let’s cut this poor guy some slack.