CNN political analyst and White House correspondent April Ryan, who was originally set to moderate a “grassroots event” for 2020 Democrat presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg, has backed out after realizing the event was a fundraiser.
In a tweet announcing she would not be taking part in the event, Ryan claimed the campaign “was not clear” that the event was a fundraiser.
“I agreed to interview Pete Buttigieg this weekend – the campaign was not clear that the venue would be a fundraiser,” Ryan wrote.
“We’ll be rescheduling the interview to a more appropriate time/place,” Ryan added. “Looking forward to asking him the tough questions the AURN audience wants answers to.”
Originally, the event was flagged by Political Party Time on Twitter with an image attached that promoted the event.
Tickets for the event, which is scheduled to take place without Ryan on Saturday in Washington, D.C., range from $15 up to $500.