Conservative radio host Mark Levin on Tuesday said he is “ashamed and disgusted” that President Barack Obama plans to hit a fundraiser on Wednesday, hours after attending a memorial service to honor the slain military heroes who were killed in the recent Fort Hood shooting.
“I want to tell you something that I’m ashamed of and disgusted about,” Levin began. “This is just so appalling.”
He explained that, according to the schedule on the White House website, Obama and the first lady leave at 9:05 a.m. on Wednesday and arrive in Killeen, Texas, at around 11:30 a.m. CT.
The president and Michelle Obama will attend the Fort Hood memorial service on Wednesday and then take off for a Democratic National Committee fundraising event about an hour and a half later. The fundraiser reportedly starts at 5 p.m. CT.
The Associated Press reportedly obtained an invitation to the April 9 event "where tickets start at $16,200 a person and go up to $64,800 for a couple." Obama is expected to be joined by Sens. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
The money raised at the fundraiser will go directly to Democratic campaign committees in the House and Senate, the AP reports.
Following the fundraising event, Obama will reportedly deliver remarks at a Democratic dinner event Wednesday night.
“The president is actually spending more time fundraising in Texas than honoring those who were murdered at Fort Hood at the memorial ceremony,” Levin said, clearly angry but speaking with a somber tone. “I’m sorry ladies and gentlemen, I believe this man is a disgrace.”
“I don’t know how you leave such a solemn event and then within hours you’re glad-handing you’re fundraising as if you can turn it off and turn it on,” he continued. “No, I’m sorry, that’s a disgrace and he’s a disgrace.”
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