President Barack Obama will go to Charleston, South Carolina, to deliver the eulogy for the Rev. Clementa Pickney, murdered along with eight other parishioners at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church last week, the White House announced.
Vice President Joe Biden will attend as well.
"On Friday, June 26th, the President and Vice President will travel to Charleston, South Carolina to attend the funeral services of Rev. Clementa Pinckney where President Obama will deliver the eulogy. Further details about the President’s travel to South Carolina will be made available in the coming days," said a statement from White House press secretary Josh Earnest.
Pinckney’s funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at TD Arena at the College of Charleston. Interment will follow at St. James AME Church of Marion, the Post and Courier newspaper reported.