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Daines: “We are a northern border state with a southern border problem”

 

Vice President Mike Pence will spend the day in Billings talking about the drug crisis in America and holding a campaign event for U.S. Sen. Steve Daines.

Daines and U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte traveled on Air Force Two with the Vice President on Wednesday as he made his way to Billings. Daines spoke to MTN News from Air Force 2 about the issues the Vice President will discuss during his visit.

“We have a drug crisis, a methamphetamine crisis, and it’s flowing in from Mexico,” Daines said. “It’s important we address the border crisis. We are a northern border state with a southern border problem.”

(Listen to the interview in the video above.)

Pence will meet privately with stakeholders, local law enforcement, and other federal officials as they focus on a three-pronged approach to combating Montana’s meth crisis, according to a release from his office.

Second Lady Karen Pence will also be in Billings. She will visit with spouses of National Guard troops deployed overseas.

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