House Speaker John Boehner Sending a House delegation to Thatcher Funeral
Perhaps in an attempt to correct the president's snub, House Speaker John Boehner announced Monday that he will be sending an official House delegation to Thatcher’s funeral which will be held on Thursday. The delegation will be led by Tennessee Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn, and will include Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann and North Carolina Republican Rep. George Holding.
In keeping with Boehner’s directive that members not use military air transportation while sequestration is in effect, the group will be flying commercial.
“Margaret Thatcher was one of the greatest champions freedom has ever known, and her funeral gives Americans and friends around the world an opportunity to pay final respects,” Boehner said in a statement.
“I’m pleased that Congressman Blackburn will lead a House delegation to Baroness Thatcher’s funeral to communicate our prayers and condolences to her family and the British people,” he added.