INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Vice President-elect Mike Pence had a full day in Washington, DC, before he returned home to a crowd of supporters Thursday night.
Gov. Pence was introduced by Governor-elect Eric Holcomb at the welcome home rally at the International Airport Building.
In front of a crowd of a few hundred, Pence told supporters his heart "would always be in Indiana."
"We are deeply humbled and moved by this warm Hoosier homecoming," he said.
Pence expressed gratitude to all those who supported him throughout his career. He became slightly emotional when he paid special thanks to those that supported the Trump campaign.
"Make no mistake, the example of the people of Indiana, the example of the state of Indiana carried us to this position and I promise you everyday we will work our hearts out to make Indiana proud," he said.
He closed his speech by quoting Indiana's state song, "On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away."
Before returning to Indiana, Politico reports both Pence and Trump met with House Speaker Paul Ryan in effort to try and bridge the gap between Trump and Ryan. Pence also reportedly met with Vice President Joe Biden as Donald Trump had his own sit down with President Barack Obama at the White House.
If you missed Pence’s welcome home rally, watch his full speech above.