Vice President faced calls to cancel his upcoming visit to after he confirmed the official trip on Twitter Thursday.
Pence tweeted that he plans to celebrate his Irish roots during the two-day stay (Sept. 6 and 7) in the Emerald Isle with second lady after trips to Iceland and England.
Finally, on September 6-7 we will travel to Ireland, a country that is very near to my family’s heart, where we look forward to meeting with President , Taoiseach , and Tánaiste while celebrating my Irish roots!
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP)
Some Twitter users declared Pence was “not welcome” in the country, from where his grandfather Richard Michael Cawley to the U.S. (in 1923.