Pence returns to Indiana as VP-elect

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Several hundred well-wishers and a high school band greeted Vice President-elect Mike Pence when he landed in Indiana for the first time since Tuesday’s election.

Mike Pence
Mike Pence

Fire trucks sprayed streams of water in the air over the Republican governor’s plane Thursday night and the marching band played, “My Indiana Home.”

Pence told the crowd he was humbled to be Donald Trump’s vice president. And he choked up when he said that his heart will always be in the state no matter where his new duties take him.

Pence also asked the crowd to support President-elect Donald Trump and to pray that the starkly divided country to be reunified.

He said he was grateful for Republican majorities in Congress and looks forward to getting the country back on track.


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