Mike Pence Takes Wounded Veterans to Super Bowl

By Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
February 6, 2017 Updated: February 6, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence made an appearance at Super Bowl 51 in Houston on Sunday night—but not before inviting a couple of guests.

Pence reportedly stopped at Andrews Air Force Base, inviting two wounded service members to join him at the game.

Pence said, “We’ve got Falcons fans. We’ve got Patriot fans. There’ll be a winner on this plane on the way back,” according to The Hill. Pence, the former governor of Indiana, said that he’s not a follower of either team, as he supports his home team, the Indianapolis Colts.

Former Vice Presidents Spiro Agnew, George H. W. Bush, and Al Gore have previously attended the Super Bowl.

According to The Hill: “Pence landed at the base shortly after noon to meet up with Marine Staff Sgt. Anthony Mannino, Jr., who was wounded in Iraq in 2008, and Army Staff Sgt. Frederick Manning, who was injured in Afghanistan last year, to fly them to the game aboard Air Force Two.”

During the game, Fox cut to show Pence watching the game.

“It’s our great privilege to give them a ride down to Houston today and to be able to share what we know is going to be a great Super Bowl,” Pence told Fox News of taking the veterans to the game.