Former Vice President of the United States Mike Pence traveled on Wednesday to Tennessee to meet with Governor Bill Lee and Speaker of the House Cameron Sexton. During the former vice president’s visit, he complimented the state for having a “fiscally conservative approach” and its commitment to automotive manufacturing, according to House Speaker Sexton.

Tennessee Speaker of the House Cameron Sexton tweeted, “Great honor meeting former Vice President @Mike_Pence during his visit with @GovBillLee today. He complimented Tennessee on its fiscally conservative approach and for being an automotive manufacturing leader like his home state of Indiana.”

As Sexton mentioned Tennessee being an “automotive manufacturing leader”, the state recently was chosen for a new Ford Motor Company electric vehicle and battery manufacturing facility. The automobile manufacturer will invest a total of $5.6 billion in the area, as the group builds a 3,600-acre campus called Blue Oval City.

The former vice president also shared his visit on Twitter, writing, “Wonderful day in the great state of Tennessee with @GovBillLee! Bill is leading the people of the Volunteer State with strong Conservative principles that put Tennesseans FIRST! “

Pence and his wife, Karen, also visited the Volunteer State to attend and speak at the Celebrators Conference in Pigeon Forge. The conference started Monday and ran until Thursday morning.

“Celebrators is a time for biblical teaching, gospel music and a celebration of our country and its veterans. We are so excited to have our former vice president and his wife with us to honor those men and women who have served,” said conference founder, Phil Waldrep.

Celebrators began in 1994 and past speakers include former President George W. Bush, Mike Huckabee, Tim Tebow and Charlie Daniels.

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Kaitlin Housler is a reporter at The Tennessee Star and The Star News Network. Email tips to [email protected]
Photo “Bill Lee, Mike Pence, and Cameron Sexton” by Speaker Cameron Sexton.