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Joe Walsh criticizes Michelle Obama’s plan to come to Hadiya Pendleton funeral
Former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh took to Twitter this morning to criticize Michelle Obama for coming to the Saturday funeral of Hadiya Pendleton.
In a series of Tweets, Walsh seemed to mock the first lady’s decision.
“”Heartbroken” Michelle Obama attending funeral of Hadiya Pendleton. I guess the other 553 murder victims didn’t break her heart, ” Walsh wrote. “I guess the other 553 murder victims didn’t break her heart. Most of the 553 Chicago murder victims in 2012 & 2013 were young black males. Is she attending this funeral to make a political point?”
The White House announced Thursday that Mrs. Obama will attend the funeral Saturday for Pendleton, killed last week by gunfire in a park about a mile from the Obama’ Kenwood home. Mrs. Obama will be accompanied by Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to the president, and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.