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Vice president is in South Carolina today, and we’re covering the visit

Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing at the...
Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing at the Department of Education building Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)(Manuel Balce Ceneta | AP)
Published: Jul. 20, 2020 at 1:55 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 21, 2020 at 11:11 AM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, are visiting South Carolina today.

At the University of South Carolina, the Pences will meet with Gov. Henry McMaster and his wife, Peggy, to discuss efforts to combat COVID-19.

The vice president will also host a discussion on safely reopening schools. That event is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m.

Watch Pence’s speech live right here and on the News 12 NBC 26 Facebook page.

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will be in attendance.

DeVos and McMaster were seen with Pence as he landed at an airport in West Columbia this morning.

Later today, Pence will travel to Charleston to deliver remarks at an event for state Rep. Nancy Mace, who is running for Congress.

The Pences will return to Washington, D.C., this evening.

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