Vice President Mike Pence visits KC to speak on tax reform and its impact

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The vice president of the United States visited Kansas City Wednesday.

Air Force Two landed at Wheeler Downtown Airport around 10:30 a.m. From there, Vice President Mike Pence headed to a private fundraiser at local country club, Carriage Club, for Kansas Republican Congressman Kevin Yoder. Yoder is seeking reelection.

Local students and supporters of Yoder were at the downtown airport to greet Pence as he arrived.

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Supporters of Kevin Yoder, who is seeking reelection, greeted VP Mike Pence as he arrived in Kansas City Wednesday, July 11, 2018.

Supporters of Kevin Yoder, who is seeking reelection, greeted VP Mike Pence as he arrived in Kansas City Wednesday, July 11, 2018.

Supporters of Kevin Yoder, who is seeking reelection, greeted VP Mike Pence as he arrived in Kansas City Wednesday, July 11, 2018.

Supporters of Kevin Yoder, who is seeking reelection, greeted VP Mike Pence as he arrived in Kansas City Wednesday, July 11, 2018.

Supporters of Kevin Yoder, who is seeking reelection, greeted VP Mike Pence as he arrived in Kansas City Wednesday, July 11, 2018.

Replay Pence’s arrival in KC in the video player below:

After the fundraiser, Pence traveled to the downtown Marriott for a luncheon where he spoke about tax reform and its impact. You can replay that speech in the video player at the top of the page.

Dozens of people lined up early for their chance to get inside the room where Pence spoke.

Dozens of people lined up Wednesday, July 11, 2018 to see Vice President Mike Pence speak at the downtown Marriott hotel.

Dozens of people lined up Wednesday, July 11, 2018 to see Vice President Mike Pence speak at the downtown Marriott hotel.

After his speech, Pence headed back to the downtown airport to fly to Iowa for another fundraiser.

While Pence was in Kansas City, there was a “teach in” protest planned at Barney Allis Plaza at 9:45 a.m., and a local radio station protested the vice president’s views about the LGBTQ community at the same place at 11 a.m.