KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV)
Vice President Mike Pence landed at Kansas City’s Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport on Wednesday morning as part of a trip to fundraise for conservative legislators throughout the Midwest.
Pence’s visit will be centered around promoting President Donald Trump’s tax plan and helping Kansas Republican Congressman Kevin Yoder fundraise for the upcoming midterm election.
The fundraising event for Yoder will be private but Pence’s event on tax cuts will be open to the public.
Yoder faces a tough re-election fight in Kansas’ Third District.
President Trump narrowly won Johnson County in 2016, making the district tougher for Republicans to keep than in previous years.
Yoder will not attend the fundraiser. He instead will continue working in Washington D.C.
At the public event, Pence will make remarks at the America First Policies event, as part of the Tax Cuts to Put America First tour. The event will be hosted by a non-profit organization that promotes the policy agenda of President Trump.
The event will be held at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown, located at 200 W 12th Street, with Pence expected to speak at about 12:15 p.m.
Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley will introduce Pence. He was also on the tarmac to meet the vice president when he arrived.
With Kansas Representative Lynn Jenkins sitting on the panel, there is hope that Pence’s talk will center around how the tax cuts will impact Kansas City.
Doors open at 9:45 a.m. for the first-come-first-served event.
A Kansas City radio station plans to protest Pence’s time in Kansas City. They, along with the LGBTQ Community argue that the vice president encourages discrimination against the gay community and issues like spending government money on programs for conversion therapy, something Pence has denied, calling it “Fake News.”
Pence will travel to a political event for US Congressman Rod Blum later Wednesday in Cedar Rapids, IA, before returning to Washington, D.C.
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