The four rallies in Western Pennsylvania, which were to focus on “what’s at stake in this election and the importance of getting out to vote on November 6th,” were called off with no notice on rescheduling, according to statements from the Casey campaign.
The cancellations come as President Donald Trump announced Saturday afternoon that he is planning to move ahead on attending a rally scheduled for later this evening in South Carolina.
“We don’t want to let people that are evil change our lives,” Trump said in remarks to the Future Farmers of America in Indianapolis. “So I think when I’m finished with this, I should go to Illinois, I will go to Illinois, and we’ll keep our schedule the way it’s supposed to be.”
“Tracy and I offer our condolences to the families of the victims whose lives were lost today in Squirrel Hill,” Wagner said in a statement provided to CNN. “This type of violence is sickening and has no place in our society.”
Barletta did not immediately return a request for comment on his Saturday campaign schedule.