Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Billings, Montana Tuesday to campaign for a Republican candidate who is working on turning a U.S. Senate seat red by beating the Democratic incumbent. The months leading up to the November midterm elections are a crucial time for Republicans to work to retain and capture as many seats as possible to keep Congress from shifting to blue.
But Pence delayed his journey to a fundraiser as he rushed to aid a boy who was having a medical emergency while waiting to see him disembark from Air Force Two.
According to the Daily Caller, the vice president and his security personnel parted the crowd and hurried to the boy’s side as he lay unconscious on the tarmac. Photos captured Pence and his wife Karen looking on, making sure the boy was going to be OK after first responders arrived to attend to the boy.
A little while later, the boy was able to get to his feet and even flashed a thumbs-up sign as he posed for a photo with Pence. The boy apparently passed out from the heat as he and a crowd waited for the vice president to arrive.
Glad he’s OK!
According to the Billings Gazette, Pence is also speaking in Billings — Montana’s largest city — Wednesday morning to address President Trump’s tax cuts.
Montana is considered a purple state — or swing state — in how it votes. Montana voters cast their ballots for Trump about 57 percent to Hillary’s 36 percent, but its governor and one of its senators are Democrat. Its other senator and sole representative are Republican.
Pence spoke in Great Falls, Montana a few weeks ago, also to promote Republican Matt Rosendale’s bid to oust Democratic incumbent Jon Tester. Donald Trump Jr. has campaigned for Rosendale in the state as well.