ORLANDO, Fla. – Vice President Mike Pence will be in Kissimmee Thursday afternoon to speak at a Latinos for Trump event.
Pence started his day off in Tampa, where he landed shortly before noon. While there, he spoke at a Keep America Great event.
Then, Pence participated in a bus tour from Tampa to Orlando. He made stops along the I-4 Corridor including in Lakeland. Once he arrives in Central Florida, he’ll deliver remarks at the Latinos for Trump event in Kissimmee.
Vice President Mike Pence is now in transit, headed to Kissimmee from Tampa to make a speech appealing to Latino voters. Interesting fact: Post Hurricane Maria, Kissimmee arguably has the largest Puerto Rican community outside the island than anywhere. @news6wkmg pic.twitter.com/Egk6nHiztj— Troy Campbell (@TCampbellNews6) January 16, 2020
Prior to the vice president’s arrival at Nacion de Fe event center on West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway supporters and demonstrators set up camp around the venue hours before he was scheduled to speak.
The group Latinos for Trump put out flags and banners in support of President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign and sold merchandise with his namesake.
Protesters lined the road in front of the venue with signs about the impeachment proceedings and in support of Democratic presidential candidates.
“No one is above the law,” one sign read. Another said, “People before profits.”
Pence is scheduled to arrive in Kissimmee and begin speaking to supporters around 6 p.m.
The vice president and his wife will return to Washington, D.C. later Thursday evening.
Check back for updates on this story and watch Pence’s remarks live at the top of this story.