Former Rep. Michele BachmannMichele Bachmann'Real Housewives' producer 'begging' Conway to join cast Ex-rep admires furs amid PETA inaugural gala Why Republicans took aim at an ethics watchdog 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 ObamaObama to travel to South Pacific island to work on memoir: report Obama and Trump haven’t talked since inauguration For Democrats, no clear leader MORE is attending Reagan’s funeral, as is Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonDemocrats step up calls that Russian hack was act of war Comet Ping Pong shooter pleads guilty Time for 'J. Edgar' Comey to take his leave MORE.
Bachmann isn't the only Republican to weigh in on the president's planned absence.
Sen. Marco RubioMarco RubioSenators introduce new Iran sanctions Senate intel panel has not seen Nunes surveillance documents: lawmakers With no emerging leaders, no clear message, Democrats flounder 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."