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Vice President Mike Pence visits Columbus for campaign event

The event was held at Savko & Sons on Shuster Rd.

Vice President Mike Pence says the road to the White House leads right through Ohio, which is why he says he was so happy to be back in the Buckeye State during his visit to Columbus on Monday.

Pence spoke at a 'Make America Great Again!' event held at Savko & Sons on Shuster Rd.

He boasted about how the administration's tax cuts had created jobs before the pandemic.

“After losing 22 million jobs at the height of this pandemic, I'm proud to report that we have already seen 11.5 million Americans go back to work, including more than 400,000 people right here in the state of Ohio,” Pence said.

A sentiment that didn't sit well with some in the crowd. A handful of people interrupted Pence and were removed from the audience, including Chuckie Denison, a laid-off Lordstown worker.

“They bought into his fake populism. The fact is, when they go around touting about jobs, and Lordstown booming, that's a complete lie,” Denison said.

Pence's biggest applause came when he spoke about the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court.

“The ranking Democrat on the judiciary committee says Judge Barrett's Catholic faith was of concern and said quote, 'the dogma is loudly within you.' I have news for the Democrats, and their friends in Hollywood, that dogma lives loudly in me. That dogma lives loudly in you,” Pence said.

Pence invited the Fraternal Order of Police to be his guests at today's rally at Savko in Columbus.

“Every single day President Donald Trump has stood for the men and women who serve on the thin blue line of law enforcement, and we always will,” Pence said to the crowd of about 250.

Pence joked to the crowd they should go out and vote, in fact, they should leave right here and go to the board of elections. He says friends don't let friends vote alone. 

“I feel like President Trump and Mike Pence are here for the people, and not just for one specific group of people,” Jacob Keslar of Worthington said.

“I absolutely support the ticket 100%. I love what they stand for, freedoms for religion, for the unborn, for everything,” Louann Cook from Sunbury said.