A news release issued by the office of Press Secretary Joshua Earnest said Obama is scheduled to travel to South Carolina Charleston on Friday to attend the funeral of South Carolina State Senator Rev. Clementa Pinckney. Obama will also deliver the eulogy.
41 Years old Rev Clementa Pinckney and eight other people were shot to death last Wednesday at the historical Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church . The attack happened while they were having a bible study group session.
Also killed was Cynthia Marie Graham Hurd , 54; Susie Jackson, 87 ; Ethel Lee Lance ,70: Depayne Middleton- Doctor , 49; Tywanza Sanders , 26; Daniel Simmons, 74; Sharonda Coleman – Singleton ,75; and Myra Thompson.