VP Mike Pence visit to Marinette canceled

Published: Oct. 23, 2019 at 8:20 AM CDT
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Vice President Mike Pence canceled a visit to Marinette to stay in Washington, D.C. as the president updated the nation on the fighting on the Turkey/Syria border.

Pence was planning to stop at shipbuilder Marinette Marine to tour an LCS under construction for the U.S. Navy and speak to workers about jobs and trade.

Representatives from the shipyard told Action 2 News that Pence would be staying in Washington. The announcement was made just after 8:00 a.m. The event was set to start around 10:30 a.m.

Pence appeared with President Donald Trump as he announced the lifting of sanctions on Turkey. Turkey agreed to stop fighting Kurdish forces in Syria.

"We're getting out," said Trump. "Let someone else fight over this long, blood-stained sand."

for more on the president's address.

Pence traveled to Turkey last week to be part of ceasefire negotiations with Turkey President Erdogan.

There's no word if the vice president will reschedule his Marinette Marine visit.

Pence did attend a later visit to Uline in Pleasant Prairie. He used his appearance to encourage support for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement.

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