Oct. 8, 2020 - The day after the vice presidential
debate, Vice President Mike Pence participated in a
Make America Great Again! event at TYR Tactical in
Peoria, AZ after an earlier event in Nevada. It was a sweltering hot
day in Peoria, a suburb of Phoenix about
13 miles or 20 minutes northwest of downtown.
Second Lady Karen Pence made a brief
introduction, and the vice president then spoke for
about 34 minutes [transcript].
He briefly reviewed the debate and then spoke on the
accomplishments of President Trump and the
deficiencies of the Democratic ticket. As he put it,
he talked about "what we've
just begun to do for the American people and how
this president has led our nation through one of the
great and challenging years in my lifetime."
Pence defined the election as a choice between "whether we're going to let Joe Biden and
Kamala Harris steer our nation on to a course of
socialism and decline or whether we are going to
keep America on a path of freedom, free markets and
all the ideals that have made this country
great." More than hundred people, mostly
seated in somewhat distanced folding chairs, some
masked and many unmasked, attended the event.
Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate Sen.
Kamala Harris were also in Phoenix, but their events
were tightly limited to small numbers of attendees
and pooled press.