VP Pence kicks off 'Faith in America' tour in Pewaukee

NOW: VP Pence kicks off ’Faith in America’ tour in Pewaukee


PEWAUKEE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Vice President Mike Pence is in Pewaukee for a campaign event Tuesday, June 22. It comes just three days after President Donald Trump's campaign resumed their rallies. 

Vice President Pence spoke at the Ingleside Hotel at Tuesday afternoon as part of his first stop on the "Faith in America" tour.

The vice president said he came to Wisconsin "For one reason, and one reason only," to win the White House again in 2020.

Hundreds of Wisconsinites came to see Pence both face to face, and in an overflow room as he campaigned on the Trump administration cutting taxes and creating jobs.

“We saw businesses both large and small create more than 7 million jobs, and we saw manufacturing come roaring back all across the heartland," Pence said.

Pence pitched the Republican ticket as the “law and order” option in 2020.

“There’s no excuse for what happened to George Floyd, but there’s also no excuse for the rioting and looting and violence that ensued in cities across America,” Pence said.

Attendees were provided masks and hand sanitizer.

They also were required to sign a health waver, signaling they understood the Trump campaign was not liable if they caught COVID-19.

Temperature checks were conducted for everyone entering.

Pence touted the administration's controversial handling of coronavirus.

“Under the president’s leadership, America produced and delivered hundreds of millions of medical supplies to the incredible health care workers of this country.”

He also called on Americans to pray, but not necessarily for a Trump victory in 2020.

“In these times where we’ve endured such great challenges through this pandemic, I just encourage you to pray for America.”

After the speech, Pence flew back to Washington, D.C.

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