Mike Pence Coming To St. Landry Parish On Friday (UPDATED)
UPDATE: Air Force Two is scheduled to arrive in Lafayette shortly after Noon.
Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to land at the Lafayette Regional Airport at 12:20 p.m. as he makes his way to Acadiana to visit Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Opelousas to meet with community leaders and church parishioners.
KPEL's Rob Kirkpatrick will be at the airport covering Pence's arrival on our Facebook page, KPEL News.
Expect delays along Evangeline Thruway/I-49 as the VP's motorcade takes him to Opelousas.
Following Pence's tour, he'll head to Lexington, Kentucky, to meet with employees at Hallway Feeds. There, he'll address the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Then, he'll attend the Kentucky Governor's Ball.
Following the alleged arson of three predominantly black churches in St. Landry Parish over a month ago, Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to meet with faith leaders of the churches.
According to the Daily Advertiser, Pence will visit the final church to be burned - Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Opelousas. 3rd District Congressman Clay Higgins says he helped the White House coordinate the visit.
St. Mary Baptist Church in Port Barre and Greater Union Baptist Church in Opelousas were also torched. All of the church fires happened over a 10-day period, March 26-April 4.
21-year-old Holden Matthews has been arrested in connection to the crimes.
Around $2 Million has been raised on a GoFundMe page for the recovery efforts.