Obama Is Skipping Scalia’s Funeral, Too Busy Picking out Scalia’s Replacement
Before It's News
Feb 17, 2016
Obama has announced he is skipping Justice Scalia’s funeral.
He and Michelle will visit the justice while he lies in repose at the Great Hall on Friday, but he is not even going to attend the guy’s actual funeral. They’re sending Biden and his wife instead.
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, who had been nominated to the court by Richard Nixon.
Obama doesn’t even have to play along anymore, it being his last year and all, but still. Is there a more blatant form of disrespect within the bounds of polite society?