BOULDER CITY (KTNV) — The Republican faithful flocked to Boulder City Thursday morning, as Vice President Mike Pence touched down, looking to build some post-debate momentum for President Trump.
Supporters in red caps and Trump shirts, some with masks greeting Vice President Mike Pence. Thursday's rally was part of a tour of Western states to rally voters.
“I know Nevada is going to say yes to four more years of President Donald Trump in 2020,” he said.
The vice president touted the administration’s work on the economy, highlighting job creation and bringing work back to the nation. He also emphasized support for law enforcement.
“We will always back the blue. We’re not going to defund the police not now and not ever,” he said.
Supporters say they believe Trump stands for what’s important to them.
“Nevada is about our guns, about God, our country, our freedoms,” Maggie Mordaunt, a Trump supporter from Las Vegas, said.
State Democrats say the vice president and the rest of the Trump administration have to answer for their handling of the pandemic.
“They don’t have a plan to address the issues that we are facing here on the road with our small businesses and our front-line essential workers," said Democratic Party Chairman William McCurdy.
He also says Joe Biden has the answers the current administration does not, and urges voters to look past their attacks.
“They’re going to use tactics like diving and conquering like lying to us and the president as you know has lied time and time again,” McCurdy said.
Vice President Mike Pence spoke about several subjects during his speech Thursday at the Boulder City airport.
He talked about the military and gave shout outs to Creech and Nellis Air Force bases.
He also talked about taxes and claimed that Biden and Harris will raise taxes. He also made it clear to those gathered that he and President Trump support law enforcement and vowed not to defund the police.
Pence also used the time to criticize China and reinforced his pro-life position on abortion. Additionally, he called Joe Biden a “Trojan horse for the radical left."
The vice president's rally has ended at Boulder City airport.
Follow reporter Jeremy Chen on Twitter for notes on his speech.
V.P. Pence touting the Trump Administration’s efforts on the passing the USMCA. Criticizes China on trade and the economy. @KTNV— Jeremy Chen (@JeremyChenKTNV) October 8, 2020
Vice President Mike Pence makes his way to the stage at the airport in Boulder City.
Second Lady Karen Pence is introducing her husband to the crowd.
The vice president's rally is getting underway in Boulder City.
People who are attending the vice president's rally this morning in Boulder City will be sitting in chairs that have been spaced at least 6 feet apart on the tarmac of the Boulder City airport.
Dozens of people are in line, waiting for the gates to open at 8 a.m. for Vice President Mike Pence's rally at the Boulder City airport. Masks are being offered to anyone who does not have one and temperatures are being checked. Hand sanitizer and water are also being distributed.
Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to appear at an event today at the airport in Boulder City.
Pence will speak at approximately 10 a.m. to 250 attendees.
MAGA RALLY: Vice President Pence will host an event inside a privately leased area of the Boulder City Airport today. Doors open at 8 am and event starts at 10 am. Rally organizers reportedly agreed to the 250 person limit. @KTNV pic.twitter.com/72RKu0c9hA— Kelsey McFarland (@KelseyMarie_TV) October 8, 2020
The appearance is happening the morning after the only vice presidential debate with Sen. Kamala Harris.
The City of Boulder City says it met with Secret Service, campaign organizers and others to let them know that the 250 rule for crowd sizes will be enforced.
13 Action News will livestream Pence's appearance in Boulder City. Check back here at approximately 10 a.m. for a livestream.