Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh will be in attendance Tuesday night for President Obama’s State of the Union speech.
The former Michigan Wolverines quarterback will be the guest of Rep. [crscore]Justin Amash[/crscore], according to a tweet from the congressman.
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) January 11, 2016
It makes sense that Harbaugh would be Amash’s guest considering the liberty-defending congressman is a two-time graduate of the University of Michigan. (RELATED: Jim Harbaugh Meets Students Upset About American Sniper)
Democratic Rep. [crscore]Debbie Dingell[/crscore], who represents the 12th district in Michigan, will bring Harbaugh’s wife, Sarah, as her guest.
“For me he’s the best of what the country should be and is,” Dingell said. (RELATED: Michigan Coach/Man’s Man Jim Harbaugh Takes A Daily Vitamin: ‘It’s Called A Steak’)
She also added, “He has reenergized the football team… he believes in teamwork and he believes in everybody pulling together.” (RELATED: Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh: Football Is ‘As Safe As The Sport Has Ever Been’)
Trips to Washington D.C. to visit government officials aren’t that unusual for Harbaugh. In April 2015 he met with the Supreme Court and tried to persuade Justice Clarence Thomas to become a Michigan fan.
Harbaugh also visited with President Obama and the first lady in October 2015 to promote a public-awareness campaign called “Better Make Room,” according to the Detroit Free Press.
The former San Francisco 49ers head coach took Michigan out of the gutter of the Big 10 and earned a solid 10-3 record in his first year as head coach.