Obama Fundraising In Texas Same Day As Fort Hood memorial
President Obama is scheduled to visit Fort Hood on Wednesday to attend a memorial service for the shooting victims.
“The president and first lady send their thoughts and prayers out to the victims and families and everyone on the base, and they're going to actually travel down on Wednesday to the memorial ceremony,” White House Senior Adviser Dan Pfeiffer explained on CBS “Face the Nation” on Sunday.
But President Obama was already scheduled to travel to Texas that day for a big Democratic fundraiser with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (R-CA).
According to a February report from the Associated Press, the event will take place at the home of John Eddie William in Houston, Texas. Tickets for the event cost as much as $64,800 per couple and proceeds from the event go to the Democratic House Senate Victory Fund
Obama is also scheduled to speak at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library in Austin on Thursday, at a summit marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.