Vice President Mike Pence visits the Bluff City for MLK Holiday

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrives in Memphis for King Holiday

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Memphis Sunday morning for the nationally recognized holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Air Force Two arrived at Memphis International Airport Sunday for Pence's visit honoring MLK. (Source: WMC)
Air Force Two arrived at Memphis International Airport Sunday for Pence's visit honoring MLK. (Source: WMC) (Source: WMC)

Air Force Two landed at Memphis International Airport around 10 a.m. Memphians waited to greet the vice president at the airport before he departed for his tour of the National Civil Rights Museum.

Vice President Mike Pence tours National Civil Rights Museum in Downtown Memphis

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Following the tour, Pence is set to share remarks at the Holy City Church of God in Christ in Raleigh.

Our crews saw protesters near the church huddled with signs while waiting for Pence’s arrival.

U.S. VP Mike Pence delivers remarks at Holy City Church of God in Christ

COGIC Bishop Brandon Porter released a statement about the Vice-President’s visit to Holy City on Sunday. He says in part, “The Church of God In Christ does not control who a pastor allows in his pulpit, but we as a National Church Organization are not supporters or endorsers of President Donald Trump or any other party.”

Traffic in the Raleigh area could be affected as roads are blocked for Pence’s visit in Memphis.

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