Pence on his means again to Indiana hometown to Biden Inaugural

Vice President Mike Pence walks to the West Wing of the White House after speaking to staff on the steps of the Eisenhower Executive Office building in the White House complex in Washington on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.  - AP Photo / Gerald Herbert

Vice President Mike Pence walks to the West Wing of the White after speaking to staff on the steps of the Eisenhower Executive Office building in the White House complex in Washington on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

AP Photo / Gerald Herbert

COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) – Vice President Mike Pence will return to his southern hometown on Wednesday afternoon following the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.

The Republican former Indiana governor and wife Karen are expected to attend Biden’s inauguration and then fly to Columbus Municipal Airport, where they will be greeted by some supporters, the Indiana Republican Party said Tuesday.

That group of about 50 people is said to include Pence’s brother, US Representative Greg Pence, and some lawmakers, said Bartholomew County’s Republican chairwoman Barbara Hackman.

Pence grew up in Columbus and some family members still live there. But Pence hasn’t owned a home in Indiana in at least eight years. During that time, he lived in the Indiana Governor’s residence in and then in the Vice President’s residence on the grounds of the US Naval Observatory in Washington.

Pence has not disclosed where he plans to live during his post-vice presidency.

“I don’t know how long he’s going to be here,” Hackman said. “I just know he’s coming.”

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