Pence cancels attendance at rally in Minnesota, will travel to Washington state instead

Vice President Mike Pence has canceled an appearance at a rally in St. Paul scheduled for Thursday evening.

Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence were set to appear at a "Keep America Great" rally at the InterContinental St. Paul Riverfront hotel Thursday night, but he announced Wednesday that he will be traveling to Washington to meet with Gov. Jay Inslee as COVID-19 spreads in the state. President Donald Trump named Pence to lead the U.S. response to the coronavirus outbreak last week.

The event will go on as scheduled, but only Karen Pence will be featured. A "Women for Trump" event that was supposed to take place Thursday in Onalaska, Wisconsin, has been postponed as a result of the Vice President’s travel to Washington.

The Minnesota DFL also announced it was canceling a press conference in response to Pence’s visit.

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