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Vice President Mike Pence talks re-election at rally in Holland, protesters want impeachment

Protesters holding signs on corner
Bryce Huffman
Michigan Radio
Protesters stand outside Vice President Mike Pence's campaign rally in Holland.
Credit Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio
Michigan Radio
Vice President Mike Pence (file photo, August 2019).

Vice President Mike Pence talked about the economy, national security and the impeachment inquiry at a campaign rally in Holland on Wednesday night. 

Outside of the campaign rally, there were more than 100 protesters calling for President Donald Trump's impeachment. Many of the protesters also accused the president of using hateful rhetoric in his speeches.

In his speech, Pence called the impeachment inquiry a partisan effort to undo the 2016 election.

"This partisan impeachment should end, and Congress should get back to the issues that matter to the American people,” Pence said.

Pence mostly spoke about what he considers the successes of the Trump administration, including job growth, national security and getting conservative judges on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Karen Dunnam drove from Grand Rapids to join the crowd outside the rally in Holland. She said Trump and Pence need to re-evaluate their policies.

“You need to talk to people on the street, you need to expand your horizons, you need to realize the policies and programs you’ve enacted are not within the best interest of the citizenry of the United States,” Dunnam said.

Pence said the economy is booming, and he argued that won’t continue without the Trump administration.

“Michigan and America need four more years of President Donald Trump in the White House,” he said.

Pence promised that both he and the President will visit Michigan multiple times next year.

Bryce Huffman was Michigan Radio’s West Michigan Reporter and host of Same Same Different. He is currently a reporter for Bridge Detroit.
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