Obamas Meet Privately With Scalia Family

AP

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama met privately with the family of the late Justice Antonin Scalia Friday, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said via a White House pool report.

“This afternoon, while at the Supreme Court, the President and First Lady had the opportunity to meet privately with some members of Justice Scalia’s family,” Earnest said. “The President and Mrs. Obama extended their personal condolences on behalf of the nation, and expressed gratitude for Justice Scalia’s decades of public service.”

The Obamas attended the public ceremony at the Supreme Court Friday where the Supreme Court justice, who died last weekend, laid in repose. President Obama will not be attending his funeral Saturday in Washington.

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