Reporting by KGLO News Director Bob Fisher and Radio Iowa’s O. Kay Henderson Watch LIVE: Remarks from @Winnebago in the great state of Iowa! https://t.co/spKOgLOAwO— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) June 16, 2020 FOREST CITY — During his visit to Winnebago Industries in Forest City Tuesday afternoon, Vice President Mike Pence says a centerpiece of America’s transition to greatness as the economy bounces back from pandemic shutdowns will be law and order. “Let me say it from my heart. What happened to George Floyd was a tragedy and a disgrace. It should have never happened. It shocked the conscience of our nation. There’s no excuse for what happened to George Floyd but there’s also no excuse for the rioting and looting and violence that has ensued.” Pence made his comments with Black Lives Matters protesters chanting from just off the Winnebago campus, and just moments after President Trump signed an executive order on law enforcement reform. “Like every American, we cherish our First Amendment, we respect the concerns of peaceful protesters. We’re going to listen, we’re going to learn, and we’re going to lead, but we’re not going to defund the police.” Pence says the White House is going to support law enforcement and African-American communities with resources and reform. “We’re not going to stop there. As President Trump said in Dallas, we’re going to move an agenda that promotes public safety, but we’re also going to keep moving an agenda that promotes jobs, prosperity and greater educational opportunities for all our minority communities in cities across this country.”Pence says all 50 states are reopening in a safe and responsible way. “Here and across America, we slowed the spread, we flatted the curve, we saved lives and that’s why we’re opening up America again,” Pence said, to cheers. “You did it.” .The vice president praised the company for its temporary shift to making face shields. “It’s men and women like you and companies like this that are…getting America rolling again,” Pence said. “I mean it was companies in essential industries that literally never stopped…who transformed themselves to be a part of the solution for our health care workers and for our families”.Pence ate lunch today at Sally’s, a Forest City restaurant. “She opened up today for the first time since the pandemic struck,” Pence told the crowd at Winnebago Industries. Pence ate with Governor Kim Reynolds, the governor’s husband AND state Senator Randy Feenstra. He’s the Republican who defeated Congressman Steve King in this month’s G-O-P Primary. Pence has visited Iowa 10 times, including a visit six weeks ago to focus on issues in the nation’s food chain. His visit today comes a day after The Des Moines Register’s Iowa Poll showed President Trump just a point ahead of former Vice President Joe Biden. Trump won Iowa by nine points in 2016.
Staff from the National Sports Trust Limited (NSTL) say these were people who bought tickets on the street.”You can’t enter the gate with a fake ticket as the scanner checking tickets will pick it up. A hundred plus people have already been found out and sent away.”Some have even tried to enter with tickets that had been photocopied,” said one staff member.One of the people who was caught, John Kemba, says he bought his outer stand ticket in the morning from sellers just outside the stadium for K80 and had no idea it was fake.Thousands more people are still in line trying to get in. NSTL staff with the police are on full alert for people selling or trying to enter with fake tickets.