Vice President Mike Pence was in Guilford County Tuesday as part of the Trump administration's final push to capture the North Carolina vote. It was one of several trips Pence and President Trump have made to what is a crucial battleground state for their campaign.
Pence is holding to his campaign schedule, despite five of his advisors testing positive for COVID-19 in recent days.
During his roughly hour-long speech before supporters gathered on the tarmac at Piedmont Triad International Airport, he touted the successes of the Trump administration on issues ranging from military support to the recent Senate confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett. Pence also attacked former Vice President Joe Biden's agenda, and appealed for voters to support Republican candidates up and down the ballot.
"You know, all that we've accomplished — 250 conservative judges at every level — would not have been possible without a president who kept his word to the people of North Carolina," said Pence. "And it would not have been possible without the principled leadership and support on the judiciary committee of North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis."
Following his address, Pence set off for a planned speech in Greenville, followed by an evening rally in Wilmington.
North Carolina has 15 electoral votes and is seen as a critical state in order for Republicans to win the presidency and retain control of the Senate.