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, mesmo assim, 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. Em vez, 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.