GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence made a stop at the Donaldson Airport in Greenville Tuesday afternoon for a “Make America Great Again” campaign rally ahead of the Nov. 3 election.
Ahead of Pence’s speech, Gov. Henry McMaster spoke at the event, following by Sen. Lindsey Graham, who welcomed the vice president to the stage.
See Graham’s remarks below:
According to Pence’s office, he will continue his campaign schedule despite the White House confirming Saturday that his Chief of Staff tested positive for COVID-19, in addition to 4 other top aides testing positive.
Pence’s office said Sunday morning that Pence and the second lady tested negative.
Greenville is one of three cities Pence was scheduled to visit Tuesday for rallies.
His first stop of the day was in Greensboro, NC, the second is in Greenville, SC and the last rally of the day was in Wilmington, NC.
All attendees will be given a temperature check and a mask, according to Pence’s office.
Trump and Pence supporter John Detwiler, Jr., from Greenville, told 7News he arrived 8 hours early to attend the Greenville rally Tuesday.
He said he is not concerned about Vice President Pence contracting or spreading COVID-19 at the Greenville rally and believes that Pence is right to campaign in public, even during a 14-day window of being exposed to the virus.
“I think there are enough safeguards that he’s respecting our safety and the local citizens as well, but, no, there needs to be enough opportunity to encourage enthusiasm leading up to the election,” he said.