VP Pence Yuma Trip Canceled Again

Jun 27, 2020

JUNE 29 UPDATE- The on-again, off-again Yuma visit by Vice President Mike Pence is off again.

White House officials announced last week Pence would be coming to Yuma on Tuesday to discuss the state's response to COVID-19. National media outlets reported he was going to meet with Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Dr. Deborah Birx of the White House coronavirus task force. Late Monday, White House officials announced Pence will be in Phoenix on Wednesday.

The Yuma meeting was to be held at Arizona Western College.

---

Vice President Mike Pence is reportedly still coming to Yuma next week, after a Tucson rally was postponed following rising COVID-19 cases throughout Arizona.

Pence is scheduled to meet with Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Dr. Deborah Birx of the White House coronavirus task force, according to The Arizona Republic.

Pence will discuss the state's actions to slow the spread of the COVID-19. Nicholls voted no on a proclamation to make face masks required in public within Yuma city limits on June 19. It passed the city council's vote and Nicholls signed it later.

Pence was set to speak at a Faith in America event in Tucson.

CNN and NBC News reported Saturday that Pence and the Trump Administration were postponing his trips to Arizona and Florida, which have both seen a rise in cases after those states reopened businesses earlier than other states.

Pence last visited Yuma in October 2018 to attend a rally for then U.S. Senate candidate Martha McSally.