A Trump spokesperson informed Saturday Vice President, Mike Pence has postponed his campaign events in Florida and Arizona “out of an abundance of caution.”
Pence was scheduled to make stops in each state this coming week, owing to his ‘Faith in America’ tour.
He was also set to appear at an additional Florida event organized by the Pro-Trump group, America First Policies. However, he will still travel to the states to meet the governors and their healthcare teams, the White House confirmed.
He will also travel to Texas on Sunday to speak at a Dallas Church led by Pastor Robert Jeffress, a member of Trump’s evangelical Advisory Board.
Florida and Arizona hit a new record of single-day COVID-19 cases on Saturday, which have caused the officials to rollback their reopening policy.
Florida logged 9,588 new infections over 24 hours, while Arizona reported 3,591.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Texas Governor Greg Abbott both have placed newly issued restrictions on businesses that are allegedly linked to the sudden resurgence of the virus. Both of them have taken a step forward to suspend drinking at bars.
When asked about his decision about halting the in-person campaigns, Pence referred to the First Amendment’s guarantees of free speech, saying, “We have an election coming up this fall…
President Trump and I believe that taking proper steps, as we’ve created screening at recent events, and giving people the very best counsel that we have, we still want to give people the freedom to participate in the political process, and we respect that.”