Former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonA path to climate, economic and environmental justice is finally on the horizon Polling misfired in 2020 — and that's a lesson for journalists and pundits Biden flexes presidential muscle on campaign trail with Virginia's McAuliffe MORE said Monday that she and her husband, former President Clinton, have postponed a scheduled speaking event this week in order to attend funeral services for former President George H.W. Bush.

"Bill and I will be traveling to Washington to pay our respects to President George H.W. Bush and his family at the funeral this week," the former first lady and secretary of State wrote on Twitter.


"We were greatly looking forward to being in Houston for our event this week, and are excited to come back next year as soon as we find a date," she added. 

The two were scheduled to speak on Tuesday night at the Smart Financial Center outside of Houston.

The two recently embarked on a 13-date arena tour to reflect on their political careers and discuss their experiences.

The Clintons' scheduling announcement came a day after former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaObama setting up big bash to celebrate his 60th Poll: 73 percent of Democratic voters would consider voting for Biden in the 2024 primary Jill Biden takes starring role at difficult Olympics MORE said that she would reschedule her upcoming book tour stops in Paris and Berlin in order to attend services for Bush.

Bush died on Friday at his home in Houston. He was 94.

His remains arrived in Washington, D.C., on Monday, and he will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda from Monday evening through Wednesday morning. 

President TrumpDonald TrumpCuban embassy in Paris attacked by gasoline bombs Trump Jr. inches past DeSantis as most popular GOP figure in new poll: Axios Trump endorses Ken Paxton over George P. Bush in Texas attorney general race MORE declared a national day of mourning for Wednesday, when a service will be held at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

Bush's remains will then be transported back to Houston for a funeral service there. He will be buried next to his late wife, Barbara Bush, and his daughter Robin Bush at his presidential library and museum at Texas A&M University.