‘He doesn’t care!’ Krauthammer blasts Obama’s ridiculous excuse for skipping Scalia’s funeral

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest claimed Thursday it would be better overall if the vice president were to attend Justice Antonin Scalia’s funeral in lieu of President Obama.

Why not both?

“As I also noted yesterday, Vice President Biden, who is somebody that had his own personal relationship with Justice Scalia and his family, will be representing the administration at the funeral,” Earnest said in reply to a reporter’s question.

“Obviously, when the vice president travels someplace his security footprint is at least a little bit lighter.”

Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer was appalled by the White House’s disingenuous excuse.

“That is such obvious nonsense, that it shows they aren’t even trying,” he said on Fox News Channel’s “The Kelly File” Thursday. Krauthammer continued to blast the “lame duck” president who he said, acts like a king. “He doesn’t care,” he said.

He added that it was pretty clear that Obama had no interest in “listening to speeches about how great a jurist Scalia was” given that Obama didn’t think he was.

“So he’s going to stay home, and he doesn’t care how it looks and what other people think,” Krauthammer told Fox News host Megyn Kelly.

“If there is a political reason,” he added, it was because he knew he’d be nominating someone who would be Scalia’s exact ideological opposite.

Kelly said the president had a duty to set aside partisan politics and attend, a sentiment shared by people on both sides of the aisle.

Steven Rattner, Obama’s former “car czar,” tweeted:

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65 thoughts on “‘He doesn’t care!’ Krauthammer blasts Obama’s ridiculous excuse for skipping Scalia’s funeral

  1. bufford54 says:

    your dealing with a lower form of life here Megyn, the “Oreo” is not an American, he is a Sunni Muslim terrorist!

  2. Russell Smith says:

    By this time, everyone should understand that Obama is an @sshole. He would not interrupt his Saturday golf game if there was nuclear war declared. If his life depended on him going to this funeral he would have it either delayed until a workday, so he could get to skip work, or have the body brought to the nearest golf course and have the services and internment carried out in the sand trap so he would not miss a hole.

  3. מַמְזֵ֖ר says:

    I would wear a bedsheet if that’s what it took to keep that insect away from any true Americans funeral and you know how much I I hate the klan

  4. Poli Sci says:

    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz will not attend the funeral Saturday of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

    Spokeswoman Alice Stewart said it would be “impossible” for Cruz to make it to the funeral because of his campaign schedule and the Republican primary election on Saturday in South Carolina, though he wanted to attend, CNN reported.

    Cruz praised Scalia as a “lion of the law” at CNN’s town hall, noting his death leaves a “huge void on that court.”

    Earlier Thursday, Cruz criticized President Obama’s decision to skip the funeral.

    “We’ve got 11 more months of watching damage to this country from a lawless and faithless president, who is eager to travel to Cuba but unwilling even to show up at the funeral of Justice Scalia,” Cruz said in South Carolina.

    Scalia died over the weekend in Texas at age 79. Obama will pay his respects Friday at the Supreme Court, where Scalia’s body will lie in rep

  5. Kamelhaj says:

    Actually, I’m glad that the president is not going – his presence there would be a disgrace upon Justice Scalia’s good name.

  6. Tim Cognito says:

    I expect that most who attend Obama’s funeral will be there solely to be sure that he is buried.

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