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.