VP Mike Pence Visits Nashville; Speaks At Convention

Posted at 4:56 AM, Feb 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-27 23:49:02-05

Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Nashville Tuesday, where he addressed the National Religious Broadcasters at their annual convention at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel.  

Pence landed in Air Force Two at Berry Field shortly before noon. From there, he traveled to the convention center for his speech to the Susan B. Anthony List, a pro-life organization.  

He was a tad late to his speech to the National Religious Broadcasters, being introduced to the crowd twice.

He told the crowd President Trump is working to strengthen background checks on gun purchases, but did not make any mention of the NRA or gun control.

The Vice President also spoke about abortion, calling Donald Trump the "most pro-life president in American history."

Metro Nashville Government and Police Department did not release any details of road closures due to the Vice President's visit, for safety reasons.

The road closures caused significant backup for drivers during their evening commute.