The Obamas and the Clintons will attend the funeral mass Saturday for Beau Biden, Vice President Joe Biden’s eldest son and the former attorney general of Delaware.
President Barack Obama, who will be accompanied by First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters, will deliver a eulogy at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church.
Former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, front-runner for her party’s nomination for president next year, will also attend, the Clintons’ offices confirmed. Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden served together in the Senate and competed for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008.
“My heart is broken for the family of Beau Biden — a wonderful man who served his country with devotion and lived his life with courage,” Clinton tweeted the night he died.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the Obamas and Bidens have grown close over the years. The Obamas paid the Bidens a visit last weekend after the death.
“While (Obama) is -- and his family are, of course, saddened by Beau’s death, I know he’s also looking forward to spending some time tomorrow celebrating Beau’s life, that he was a remarkable individual, he was a remarkable public servant, and talking in a personal way about his knowledge of who Beau was, about his character, about the way that he felt about his family, about the way that he felt about his country,” Earnest said.