• John McGary, Woodford Sun Staff

Pence speaks at Versailles bakery

VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE spoke to a large, pro-Trump crowd at More Than A Bakery early Wednesday afternoon. Pence, a former congressman and Indiana governor, said tax cuts passed late last year were helping Kentucky grow like never before. (Photo by John McGary)

Vice President Mike Pence campaigned before a large and supportive crowd at More Than A Bakery Wednesday, praising President Trump, the GOP tax cut package and supporters like 6th District U.S. Rep. Andy Barr.

The meeting began with a pro-tax cuts roundtable discussion featuring Barr and Bill Quigg, owner of More Than A Bakery. Barr told of several constituents who supported the tax cut plan, playing a recording of one of them that ended, “We really appreciate Congressman Barr.”

Gov. Matt Bevin introduced Pence, a former congressman and Indiana governor, saying it gave him a tremendous privilege to do so.

Pence said Trump’s tax cuts are putting America first and that his administration was upholding the rule of law. A possible trade war resulting from the President’s call to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum that could lead to retaliatory tariffs against Kentucky’s bourbon industry was not mentioned.

“I’m here today on the President’s behalf, first and foremost, to say, ‘Thank you.’ Thank you, Kentucky, for everything you’ve done, not only to see this President elected, but also to stand with our administration and those who supported us in Congress every day since,” Pence said. “Because of your support, the last year’s been a year of excellence, it’s been a year of results, it’s been a year of promises made and promises kept.”

Pence received several standing ovations from the crowd, once when when he told the story of Marine Corp. Matthew Bradford, the Nicholasville native badly wounded in Iraq in 2007 and profiled in The Sun last October.

The Sun will have complete coverage of Pence’s visit to Versailles in our next issue.

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