Former Rep. Michele BachmannMichele BachmannEx-rep admires furs amid PETA inaugural gala Why Republicans took aim at an ethics watchdog Will Trump back women’s museum? MORE (R-Minn.) is slamming President Obama for not attending former first lady Nancy Reagan’s funeral later this week.
Self-centered, classless Obama misses another funeral of a high profile conservative. https://t.co/oKKXE5iOtz— Michele Bachmann (@MicheleBachmann) March 9, 2016
She will lie in repose Wednesday and Thursday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif.
A private funeral service is scheduled for Friday morning, and she will be buried next to her husband on the library grounds.
Obama, however, will be heading to Austin, Texas, where he is headlining the annual South by Southwest Festival, an art and technology event. His plans were made before Nancy Reagan's death.
He plans to encourage entrepreneurs and inventors to focus their efforts on boosting political participating and battling climate change in his address.
The president on Monday ordered flags flown at half-staff in Reagan’s honor and said he is grateful for her “warm and generous advice” to him and his family.
First lady Michelle ObamaMichelle ObamaMichael Reagan: Trump's fighting words rattle Washington Michelle Obama inauguration reactions become Twitter meme Hillary Clinton holds head high as Trump takes office MORE is attending Reagan’s funeral, as is Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonThis feminist stands against abortion rights captivity of women's rights Thousands expected for women's march Saturday Five takeaways from Trump's inauguration MORE.
Bachmann isn't the only Republican to weigh in on the president's planned absence.
Sen. Marco RubioMarco RubioGOP, Dems hear different things from Trump Senate committee to vote Monday on Tillerson Tillerson met with top State official: report MORE (R-Fla.) on Tuesday acknowledged Obama's many commitments but said he wished the president could attend.
“I want to be fair, and I’m as anti-Obama’s policies as anyone running for president, but I don’t know exactly what it is he has going on at the same time that wouldn’t allow him to do it,” the GOP presidential candidate said on Hugh Hewitt’s radio broadcast. "Being president’s an important job, and I would have liked him to have gone."