Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Pleasant Prairie will take place Wednesday, Oct. 23.
Pence was scheduled to speak at Uline in Pleasant Prairie Thursday, Oct. 17, but was forced to postpone the event because he was tapped to lead a delegation to Turkey, a White House official stated Tuesday.
Pence was dispatched to the Middle East by President Donald Trump.
Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security adviser Robert O’Brien are scheduled to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The U.S.-Turkey relationship is on rocky footing following a Turkish incursion into northern Syria apparently prompted by Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops from the area. Following the incursion, the U.S. imposed sanctions on the country and has pushed for a ceasefire.
On Monday, Pence said the U.S. is “simply not going to tolerate Turkey’s invasion of Syria any longer.”
Pence was scheduled to speak in Pleasant Prairie at Uline, 11559 80th St., at an event hosted by America First Policies, a nonprofit group that supports Trump.
The event titled “USMCA: A Better Deal for American Workers,” was scheduled to focus on the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement.
A specific time for Pence’s visit has not been announced.