Republican Allen West criticized U.S. Rep. Ron Klein (D-Boca Raton) for holding a fundraiser tonight in Coral Gables with President Barack Obama.
Here is what West said:
"You know your opponent is in trouble when they call in one of the most unpopular people in the United States for help. Today, Incumbent Ron Klein is being hosted at a high dollar fundraiser featuring President Barack Hussein Obama in Miami, trying desperately to raise money to continue his ruthless attempts at destroying my family through character assassination. It is obvious that Obama condones Klein's despicable and disgusting action of releasing my social security number and my wife's employment identification number in an attack mailer. This is Chicago style politics coming to our South Florida community -- unacceptable and unwelcomed.
Klein is out of touch with South Floridians -- take a look at the invitation to this high roller event -- $17,600 to see the President! Klein has signaled that his loyalty, allegiance and vote have all been bought by the Obama/Pelosi liberal progressive agenda.
In contrast, I just finished a breakfast meet & greet at the Gun Club Café with the next Speaker of the House, John Boehner. At just over $5 for a great breakfast, House Republican Leader Boehner and I discussed -- over toast, eggs and orange juice as opposed to champagne and caviar -- the real issues affecting all of us in South Florida.
With unemployment having tripled since Klein took office and foreclosures skyrocketing, now is not the time for multi-million dollar dinners and fancy Hollywood-type parties. In fact, it is costing you and I -- the taxpayers -- hundreds of thousands of dollars just to have the President fly down here for a few hours of fundraising!"
The social security number is a reference to a Florida Democratic Party flier. Klein said during a Sunday debate that the party made a mistake by releasing West's social security number. The party has also said it made a mistake.
While Klein is with Obama, West will attend candidate forums tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the North Palm Beach Community Center and at 7 p.m. at the West Palm Beach Marriott.