President Barack Obama is extending his Hawaiian holiday by a day, his spokesman said Wednesday.
Obama was originally expected to return to Washington on Jan. 3, but he will now be back Jan. 4.
“After the extended lame duck and five-day delay of his trip here, he’s just trying to squeeze in more time with his family before returning to Washington,” White House spokesman Bill Burton told pool reporters.
The president has been in Hawaii with his family since Dec. 23.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.