Obama Criticized for Not Sending Rep to Foley Funeral, But Family Doesn’t Care
Conservative publication CSN News noted Tuesday that the Obama administration did not send a representative to the mass memorial for slain journalist James Foley, despite sending three deputies to the funeral of Michael Brown.
The line was echoed by the Daily News’ David Martosko, who quoted an anonymous “former White House official” calling the administration’s absence “pretty embarrassing.”
One group not bothered by the White House’s absence: Foley’s family.
“It isn’t even enter[ing] the family’s thoughts one way or another,” Foley’s brother told BuzzFeed.
The memorial (which was not Foley’s funeral, to be held later) was attended by New Hampshire’s governor and both senators.
“The President expressed his profound condolences to the family in his statement last week,” an NSC spokesperson said to CSN. “He was speaking on behalf of his Administration — as well as the American people — in offering these words to the Foley family, and he continues to keep them in his thoughts as we attempt to bring the other American hostages home.”
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