Republican VP nominee Mike Pence speaks to supporters in Utah

Posted at 3:32 PM, Oct 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-27 09:20:39-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- Republican Vice Presidential nominee Mike Pence made a campaign stop in Salt Lake City on Wednesday afternoon.

Governor Pence held a rally in front of a few hundred supporters at the Infinity Center, and the speech focused on many of the Trump-Pence campaign talking points: pro-life, support for the military, and advocating for conservative appointments to the US Supreme court.

The speech hit the mark with the supporters in the room.

“Trump is going to protect the sanctity of life,” said Alison Brown, a supporter at the rally.

Jerry White also express his support for the campaign.

“I’m a Vietnam vet, disabled, and I’m a very strong believer in what Trump is trying to do,” White said.

Gabe Robertson said the support for Trump and Pence is a critique on politicians on the federal level.

“They see what we see: We’re sick and tired, tired of people in Washington DC telling us what to do,” Roberston said.

During his remarks, Pence touted Utah conservatives.

“I know things are good here in Utah," Pence said. "You have strong leadership here in Utah. Low taxes. Sensible regulation. The truth of the matter is, I promise you, the— here in Utah you know what we know in Indiana: Any progress you’ve made here has been in spite of what’s coming out of Washington D.C., not because of it."

Outside of the Infinity Event Center there were a few protesters, though the anti-Trump crowd was much smaller than when Donald Trump visited the Beehive State in March.

“As a woman, I cannot degrade my nation by putting a pimp in the White House,” said Sherry Johnson, who was protesting alongside her daughter.

Though several of the speakers from before Pence came to the stage urged voters not to vote for independent candidate Evan McMullin, Governor Pence never mentioned McMullin by name. Still, some of his comments were clearly directed at voters considering a McMullin vote.

“I want you to tell your Republican neighbors and friends this is not the time to make a statement, this is our chance to make a difference,” said Governor Pence.

Pence added he believes there are only two people on the ballot with a chance to be the next President of the United States of America. He encouraged Utah republicans to come home and vote for Trump.

See the embedded video below for Pence's full speech: