Arriving via plane, Vice President Mike Pence touched down in the Lowcountry on Tuesday, July 21st. His return to town was on behalf of a campaign event held at The Citadel that evening. Rep. candidate Nancy Mace is seeking a seat in the First U.S. Congressional District. Pence came to offer his endorsement for Mace.
While at the event, Pence praised McMaster for his leadership during COVID-19. “I think the American people and people across the state realize that when it comes to a choice between dealing with the pandemic or opening up America it’s not an either-or. We can do both,” Pence said regarding SC businesses reopening.
As well as businesses, Pence believes SC schools can and should safely reopen this fall. On the topic, the VP said, “But we really do believe that is possible to safely reopen our schools. We think that’s in the interest of our kids we think it’s in the interest of working families. And it’s in the interest of America.”
In February 2020, the Vice President visited as a guest of honor at The Citadel 9th annual Patriot Dinner. While there, he received the Nathan Hale Patriot Award.