Former Vice President Mike Pence has revealed plans for an upcoming visit to Iowa, set to take place from August 9 to August 12, 2023. The visit is part of Mike Pence’s efforts to engage with the public and bolster his presidential campaign.
During his time in Iowa, Mike Pence will be engaging in a series of public events aimed at connecting with voters and discussing his vision for the nation. While the detailed schedule includes specific locations and timings, all timings mentioned are local to the respective event locations.
On Monday Mike Pence for President Campaign Hits 40,000 Donors, Qualifies for Debate
The Mike Pence for President campaign has qualified for the debate by surpassing the 40,000 donor threshold in just nine weeks. Pence garnered 200 unique donors from 40 states, surpassing the RNC’s requirements. The campaign’s success is attributed to Pence’s principled conservatism and positive vision.
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Pence’s communications adviser, Devin O’Malley, emphasized Pence’s readiness for substantive debates on crucial issues. O’Malley expressed hope that former President Trump would also participate in the debate, highlighting the significance of constructive discussions.
Pence will return to Iowa later this week with a visit to Davenport and to the Iowa State Fair.
Public Schedule for Mike Pence’s Presidential Campaign:
Thursday, August 10, 2023
Veterans Center Meeting
Quad City Veterans Outreach Center, 2720 West Locust Street, Suite 9B, Davenport, IA
9:00 am CT
Scott County Republican Lincoln Club Luncheon
The Outing Club, 2109 Brady Street, Davenport, IA
12:00 pm CT
Iowa State Fair
Des Moines Register Political Soapbox
Grand Concourse in front of the Horner Service Center
State Fair Main Address, 3000 East Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA
4:30 pm CT
Friday, August 11, 2023
Fairside Chat with Iowa Governor Reynolds
JR’s Southpork Ranch Outside Patio, Rock Island Avenue, Des Moines, IA
9:30 am CT
Iowa Pork Producers Association Celebrity Chef
Iowa Pork Producer Tent, Iowa State Fair, 3000 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA
11:00 am CT
*Following this event, Vice President will tour the fairgrounds.
Iowa Governor’s Welcome Reception
Iowa State Fair, 3000 East Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA
5:30 pm CT
Saturday, August 12, 2023
Christian Education Leaders Roundtable
Faith Baptist Bible College, 1900 NW 4th Street, Room 104 – 105, Ankeny, IA
9:00 am CT
*All times local
Mike Pence disputes Trump’s legal team’s claims:
Washington — Former Vice President Mike Pence refuted the notion that former President Donald Trump only asked him to delay the counting of electoral votes on Jan. 6, 2021, to allow for audits of state election results, disputing the characterization of their interactions made by some members of Trump’s legal team.
In an interview with “Face the Nation” that aired Sunday, Mike Pence stated, “That’s not what happened.” He elaborated, “From sometime in the middle of December, the president began to be told that I had some authority to reject or return votes back to the states. I had no such authority.”
Last Tuesday, Trump was indicted for a second time on federal charges, stemming from his efforts to remain in power after losing the 2020 presidential election, which culminated in the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.
The indictment included four charges against Trump: conspiracy to defraud the United States; conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding; obstruction of and attempt to obstruct an official proceeding; and conspiracy against rights.
One of the allegations against Trump is that he attempted to enlist Pence to use his ceremonial role in affirming the electoral vote count on Jan. 6 to “fraudulently overturn the results of the election.” Pence has said Trump went beyond asking him to pause the count for an audit and urged him to reject the Biden electors outright, in the hopes of tipping the election in Trump’s favor.
“There was no discretion ever given to the vice president in history, nor should there ever be,” Pence told “Face the Nation.” “I had no right to overturn the election and Kamala Harris will have no right to overturn the election when we beat them in 2024.”
John Lauro, an attorney for Trump, responded to Pence’s comments on Sunday, telling “Face the Nation” that his position is consistent with Pence’s version of events.
“What I said is the ultimate ask of Vice President Pence was to pause the count and allow the states to weigh in. That was my statement, and what I’ve said is consistent with what Vice President Pence is saying,” Lauro said. “The reason why Vice President Pence will be so important to the defense is … number one, he agrees that John Eastman, who gave legal advice to President Trump, was an esteemed legal scholar. Number two, he agrees that there were election irregularities, fraud, and unlawful actions at the state level. All of that will eviscerate any allegation of criminal intent on the part of President Trump.”