Vice President Mike Pence Arriving in Columbus Today

(COLUMBUS) – Vice President Mike Pence plans to return to his hometown today after attending the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.

Mike Pence and wife Karen

Pence, a Columbus native, and his wife, Karen, are expected to fly into Columbus Municipal Airport this afternoon after Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are sworn in on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, said Bartholomew County Republican Party Chairwoman Barb Hackman.

The event, described by local Republicans as a “homecoming celebration,” is limited to 50 people and is not open to the public.

In an announcement from the Indiana GOP, officials said Pence will arrive sometime this afternoon. He will make some remarks and greet friends at the airport.

It is not clear if Pence plans to reside in Columbus after leaving office.

The Associated Press reports there has been speculation about a potential run at the presidency in 2024.