He should have been present. Period.
What are your thoughts on the presidential snub of Justice Scalia's funeral? What's happened to respect?
As president, this would have presented him with the opportunity to rise above any petty differences he might have had with the Judge.
Show everyone you can pay your respects to a grieving family and friends, be supportive in an appropriate way.
This is not the time to snub someone because you didn't like the way he voted or combed his hair or put on his pants. What are you waiting for, Mr. President?
You had the opportunity to be gracious. Instead, you chose to put your nose in the air as if this person didn't matter, as if you had never met him or spoke to him or worked along side him.
You could have been Grace Kelly; instead you chose to be Roseann Barr. How sad that you didn't think enough of yourself and the office that you represent to make an appearance. Sad and pitiful.
I think his absence been a wrong call. So many negativity surrounding him period and people starting to wonder. I firmly believe that he's a good man. But his recent choices disappointed me a lot. And actually there's no place for excuse as well. You're the president of the United States. You can do anything you want. You should have been there even just for five simple minute to show respect and integrity of the system. Which would be positive both personally and politically.
Didn't think about it one way or another until I saw this question.
Had he attended, I'm sure someone would have accused him of going to celebrate instead of going out of respect because now he has a chance to appoint a justice to the court.
Will the real human please step forward.