President Barack Obama will meet with the families of the Emanuel AME Church shooting victims on Friday, a source close to the planning of the funerals said today.
Obama is coming to Charleston to deliver the eulogy Friday at the Rev. Clementa Pinckney’s funeral.
First lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden also will attend the services for the fallen Democrat, who also served as a state senator, the White House confirmed Monday.
Pinckney was one of nine people fatally shot Wednesday night during a Bible study at Emanuel AME Church.
Pinckney’s public 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.