A White House official confirmed this afternoon that President Barack Obama will not attend former First Lady Nancy Reagan’s funeral on Friday, instead opting to speak at a hipster film and music festival in Texas.
I didn’t think it possible to be more disappointed with President Obama, but today I am more disappointed!
This action comes only weeks after President Obama skipped the funeral of Justice Scalia.
I understand that Obama’s political wold view does not align with either the Regans or Justice Scalia. However, that is a poor excuse.
President Obama is, for better or worse, the Head of State of the United States. He has a responsibility to attend the funeral of a former First Lady of the United States. It is a matter of respect.