Vice President Mike Pence talks mining, COVID-19

During his campaign rally in Duluth, Vice President Mike Pence shared more about the Trump Administration’s plans to tackle nation-wide issues.

One of the hot-button questions is how the Trump Administration has responded to the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

The Vice President touted the President’s decision to shut down travel to China, the creation of the coronavirus task force, rapid testing, and distribution of personal protective equipment.

“No American who needed a ventilator was ever denied a ventilator. Doctors and nurses had the resources, and now cases are going down across the country,” Pence said.

Pence claimed three major pharmaceutical companies are on track to have a vaccine for COVID-19 by the end of this year.

Pence also talked about violence in the nation amid calls for racial justice and police accountability.

Recent protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, have further pushed the conversation.

“While we stand always for the principle of peaceful protest, rioting and looting is not peaceful protest, and President Trump has made it clear that we will have law and order,” Pence said.

When asked about the need for police accountability in the nation, Pence said the Administration is going to support the police, while also supporting opportunity, education, jobs, and public safety for African Americans.

When it comes to the Iron Range and the mining industry, Pence said President Trump imposed tariffs on China to keep jobs in Northern Minnesota.

“We’re going to continue to stand strong for the right of the people of Minnesota, all across Northern Minnesota, and, of course, across the Iron Range to develop all the resources of our land,” Pence said.

Pence highlighted the importance of bringing jobs back to U.S. industries.

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