(CNN)How much did Vice President Mike Pence’s journey to Indianapolis to view– and after that suddenly leave — a football video game Sunday in between the Indianapolis Colts and San Francisco 49ers cost?
According to the Air Force, flying a C-32, the design of aircraft utilized for Air Force 2, for one hour expenses about $30,000. Pence’s flight from Las Vegas to Indianapolis Saturday took about 3 hours and 20 minutos, so it cost about $100,000
Pence then flew from Indianapolis to Los Angeles on Sunday, which took about 4 hours and 45 minutos, costing about $142,500.
The grand overall: about$242,500.
Some expenses of the flight into Los Angeles will be compensated by the Republican National Committee due to the fact that Pence is participating in a political occasion there.
If he had actually flown simply from Las Vegas to Los Angeles, a journey lasting about 90 minutos, the expense would have had to do with $45,000.
A Pence assistant stated the Indianapolis journey was prepared for weeks since previous Colts quarterback Peyton Manning was being honored at the video game; the Las Vegas leg, sin embargo, was placed on the schedule in current days, contributing to the overall expenses.
“The Vice President was not going to miss out on the Las Vegas memorial prayer walk on Saturday, which he was honored to go to on behalf of President Trump,” another assistant stated in a declaration to CNN. “If the Vice President did not go to Indiana for the Colts video game, he would have flown back to D.C. for the night– which implies flying straight over Indiana. Más bien, he made a much shorter journey to Indiana for a video game that was on his schedule for numerous weeks.”
Pence left the video game after some gamers knelt throughout the National Anthem, stating he did not wish to “dignify” the presentation.
“I left today’s Colts video game due to the fact that @POTUS and I will not dignify any occasion that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem,” Pence composed on Twitter.
The vice president went on to provide a complete declaration opposing the demonstration.
President Donald Trump tweeted later that he asked Pence to leave the arena.
“I asked @VP Pence to leave arena if any gamers kneeled, disrespecting our nation. I take pride in him and @SecondLady Karen,” Trump twitteó.
The swimming pool of reporters accompanying the vice president was not permitted into the arena and was asked to remain in their vans. They were informed by a staffer that “there might be an early departure from the video game,” however were not offered any additional information.
Some slammed Trump and Pence for the walkout, with Hawaii Democratic Sen. Brian Schatz tweeting, “Wait. This was managed to make a point? That’s not an affordable thing to do.”