White House fails to issue statement on Easter Sunday
This article has been updated.
American presidents issue thousands of proclamations and statements durig their terms. President Obama has issued official proclamations for national holidays, advocacy campaigns, and released statements on religious days of celebration.
But on Easter Sunday, there was no statement.
When pressed by reporters about the omission, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney laughed off the question, citing the president’s Easter church attendance in which the president visited a Baptist church in Washington, D.C.
“He personally celebrated Easter with his family and went to church to celebrate that,” Carney said. “Come on…the fact is the president took his family to church in a very high-profile way to celebrate Easter. I think it was a highly visible to most Americans.”
He also hosted a prayer breakfast with Christian pastors last Tuesday and made his statement public.
The Daily Caller scanned a list of just some of proclamation’s Obama made over the past few months.
April 22 — Earth Day
April 14 — Education and Sharing Day
April 10 — National Equal Pay Day
April 7 — National Volunteer Week
March 31 — National Financial Literacy Month
March 30 — Cesar Chavez Day
March 24 — 100th Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
March 24 — Greek Independence Day: A National Day of Celebration of Greek and American Democracy
March 16 — 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy
January 31 — National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month
March 4 — Save Your Vision Week
December 21 — Stalking Awareness Month
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