Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to attend two fundraisers in Colorado this Monday. Spanish language newspaper El Comercio De Colorado had reported Pence would also visit the ICE detention facility in Aurora, but the Aurora Police Department tweeted Friday afternoon that no such visit is scheduled.
Several sources tell CPR Pence had planned to tour the detention center, but the visit has since been canceled.
Last Friday, protesters in Aurora concerned about the treatment of migrants in detention facilities and potential ICE raids pulled down the American flag and in its place raised an upside down American flag. They also raised a Mexican flag, and a vandalized American flag at the facility.
A White House official told CPR Pence will visit Aurora, and then attend a fundraiser for Republican Colorado Senator Cory Gardner in Windsor. Later in the day Pence heads to Aspen.
The private event in Aspen is billed as a VIP reception with a cost of $35,000 per couple. The invitation says RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, RNC CO-Chairman Tommy Hicks, Jr. and National Finance Chairman Todd Ricketts will host. It begins at 4 p.m. and space is limited to a first come first serve basis.
The White House official says on Tuesday Pence will attend the Republican Governors Association Executive roundtable in Aspen.
Pence isn’t the only person from President Donald Trump’s team expected to be in Colorado.
Trump’s daughter and adviser, Ivanka Trump, is scheduled to speak at Lockheed Martin’s headquarters in Littleton Monday morning to tout her “Pledge to America’s Workers Campaign.”
She’ll hold a roundtable discussion on the company’s workforce development and apprenticeship programs, according to a White House release. Ivanka Trump was originally scheduled to visit Lockheed in May but rescheduled after the STEM School shooting in Highlands Ranch.