TAMPA, Florida (WFLA) – Vice President Mike Pence will be in Tampa today and will reach the campaign trail in Florida’s crucial I-4 corridor.
Pence will hold a “Keep America Great” rally in New Tampa at the Venetian Event Center at 1:30 p.m.
The main event is late Thursday evening when Pence and his wife Karen have a “Latinos for Trump” rally at 6:00 p.m. in the Nación de Fe, a non-denominational church in Kissimmee.
Pence’s visit takes place in a turbulent week for President Donald Trump. The formal proceedings for his impeachment proceedings begin on Thursday afternoon, and the proceedings themselves begin the following Tuesday.
Pence will try to enjoy the favor of the Latinos and especially the Puerto Ricans. Kissimmee is located in Osceola County, home to the largest concentration of Puerto Rican people in the Sunshine State.
It’s going to be a tough battle. Many islanders who moved to Florida were disappointed with the government’s response to Hurricane Maria and the president’s rhetoric about Hispanics in general.
But Pence is likely to focus on the economy, a strong point for administration. Unemployment in the Latin American community is at an all-time low.
Pence will take the podium in New Tampa right in the middle of the two main charges for Thursday.
At noon, the U.S. Senate will officially read the two impeachment procedures and accept the seven impeachment officials appointed by parliamentarian Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday.
At 2:00 p.m., the Senate will swear in on the Supreme Court Justice, John Roberts, who in turn will swear in senators and impeachers for the trial.
Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said the impeachment process will begin seriously next Tuesday.