Pence walks in Georgia St. Patrick's Day parade

Pence walks in Georgia St. Patrick's Day parade
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Vice President Pence and second lady Karen PenceKaren Sue PenceThe Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by MAPRx — Trump calls off Iran strike at last minute The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by MAPRx — Trump jumps into 2020 race The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by MAPRx — All eyes on Trump as 2020 bid begins MORE walked in the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Savannah, Ga., on Saturday.

Photos posted on the vice president's Twitter account showed the Pences, along with Pence's mother, waving atop a city hall balcony and meeting parade-goers on the sidelines of the march.

"HUGE crowd today in Georgia! Karen & I were honored to walk with my mom Nancy in the Savannah #StPatricksDay Parade. Thanks Mayor DeLoach for hosting us & grateful to all who turned out. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!" Pence wrote on Twitter.

President TrumpDonald John Trump2020 Democrats spar over socialism ahead of first debate Senate passes .5 billion border bill, setting up fight with House 'Teflon Don' avoids the scorn of the 'family values' GOP — again MORE also wished his Twitter followers a happy St. Patrick's Day, tweeting a photo Saturday of the fountain on the north White House lawn dyed green.

Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan issued a statement Saturday afternoon recognizing Ireland’s "remarkable contributions to the United States" and the strong relationship between the two countries.


"Throughout American history, men and women of Irish descent have had a deep and lasting impact on our country. Since our founding, these men and women have helped shape and strengthen America, including as signers of the Declaration of Independence, presidents, military leaders, authors, business titans, and much more," Sullivan wrote. "Irish fortitude, leadership, creativity, and entrepreneurship are woven into the very fabric of the United States."

Sullivan is serving as acting Secretary of State while the State Department awaits the Senate confirmation of CIA Director Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard Pompeo2 US service members killed in Afghanistan after Pompeo visit The Hill's Morning Report - Democratic debates: Miami nice or spice? State Department need not be at odds with itself on Republic of Cyprus policy MORE to replace Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump targets Iran with new sanctions Leaked Trump transition vetting documents show numerous officials with 'red flags': Axios Bolton says Russia, China seeking to promote discord in Trump administration MORE, who was fired this week.