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White House: Our Faux Pas on Paris Rally

The White House says it “should’ve sent someone with a higher profile” to represent the United States at the rally in Paris on Sunday to commemorate the victims of the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack. The U.S. ambassador to France represented America while several foreign leaders, from Germany to Israel, marched arm-in-arm with French President Nicholas Hollande during the 1.3-million strong Paris event. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest wouldn't say if President Obama or Vice President Biden even considered atttending the event. “The security requirements around a presidential visit, or even a vice-presidential visit are onerous,” Earnest said, adding: “It would have been very difficult to do so without significantly impacting the ability of common citizens to participate.”