Megyn Kelly devoted a segment of tonight’s Kelly File to President Obama‘s decision not to attend the funeral for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, which left her and Dana Perino less-than-impressed.
While they acknowledged that Obama would attend Scalia wake as he lies in repose at the Supreme Court, Perino expressed that Obama probably didn’t want to go to the funeral and no one could convince him to, even when he doesn’t have any scheduled engagements.
“He’s only going to be president for the next nine months. Participate,” Perino said. “He’s going to miss being president of the United States and this is one of those things where you participate and lead.”
Kelly followed on this by pointing out how Scalia’s friendly relationship with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg proved it was possible to stand in ideological difference with him and still respect his service. Perino then brought up Obama’s previous laments about not bridging partisan divides, and told Kelly things would be different if it was the passing of a liberal justice instead.
“He would be there,” Kelly said. “He should be there to pay his respects, the same way a Republican president should pay his respects should one of the other justices die.”
Watch above, via Fox News.
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