LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - Vice President Mike Pence began his speech touting the administration's efforts when it comes to job growth and a rebounding economy.
He also spent several minute on the campaign theme of law and order. He referenced Kenosha and spoke out against the violence there. "Rioting and looting is not peaceful protest," he said.
He also commented on efforts to defund police across the country. He said the administration is, "not going to defund police, not now, not ever." to the applause of the crowd gathered at Dairyland Power.
Several dozen local organizers and activists gathered outside Dairyland Power for the Vice President's visit.
Many carried signs supporting Joe Biden for president while others carried Black Lives Matter signs and calling for an end to racism and violence.
On the opposite side of the street, supporters of President Trump and Vice President Pence carried signs promoting their candidates.
Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia also accompanied the Vice President to La Crosse. During his remarks, he thanked American workers during the challenges of the pandemic in 2020. He specifically thanked Dairyland workers for their efforts during the past year. He also touted the fact that in August, 1.4 million jobs were created.
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - Vice President Mike Pence is in La Crosse.
Air Force 2 landed at the La Crosse Regional Airport around 10:35 a.m.
He waived to the cameras as he left the plane.
He spoke briefly to Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson before he drove off in a motorcade headed to the south side of La Crosse for a speech at Dairyland Power.
We will have more coverage tonight on Live at Five and the 6 pm report.
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - Vice President Mike Pence is spending part of his Labor Day visiting La Crosse.
He is coming to Dairyland Power Cooperative to speak on late Monday morning.
The theme of his remarks are on the American worker and job growth under the Trump administration.
It is the second visit to the area by the Vice President in the space of several weeks.
Pence visited a farm on Brice Prairie on July 17.
Pence was last in Wisconsin on Aug. 19 when he toured Tanckcraft in Darien. That visit corresponded with the Democratic National Convention.
WXOW is providing live coverage of the Vice President's visit to La Crosse starting at approximately 10:45 a.m. You can watch on the WXOW.com website, our mobile app, and on our Facebook page.