Mike Pence champions veterans at town hall in Gettysburg

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence toured the battlefield at Gettysburg on Thursday before speaking to a crowd of about 500 at a nearby hotel.

Inside the Wyndham Gettysburg Hotel, Pence spoke of military veterans, saying he and Trump would fix a system that has failed to provide better compensation for the men and who have served the country.

Pence went on to say that the greatest honor of his life was to stand should-to-shoulder with supporters and with Donald Trump, a man whom he said has boundless faith in the American people.

Before taking questions, Pence told those gathered to think long and hard about how the next President would set the course of the Supreme Court over the next 40 years.

Dennis Ryan, of Gettysburg, was in attendance, though he said he hasn’t voted in 35 years.

“I really didn’t think it was worth my boat because I didn’t believe in most of the candidates,” Ryan said. “At least Donald Trump and Pence are willing to shake things up a little bit.”

Pence also spoke of his early days in politics, admitting that he was once a Democrat but switched parties because of the influence President Ronald Reagan had on his life.

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