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.

Get breaking news, weather and traffic on the go. Download the ABC27 News App and the ABC27 Weather App for your phone and tablet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s