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Pence to Appear in Pleasant Prairie

Oct. 9, 2019 12:50p; Updated 10-15-19

(WGTD)---Vice-President Mike Pence has canceled a planned trip to speak Thursday at Uline's facility in Pleasant Prairie.

A spokesman said Pence has been dispatched on short notice to lead a diplomatic mission to Turkey to try to stop that country's invasion of northern Syria. The incursion was triggered by President Trump's decision to withdraw a small number of U.S. troops from the border area. 

Pence was to have headlined a panel discussion on the value of a proposed trade deal with Mexico and Canada.

The event, according to the spokesman, will be rescheduled.

Company owners Dick and Liz Uihlein have long supported conservative causes.