MANCHESTER, N.H. — An event in New Hampshire that Vice President Mike Pence was set to attend has been canceled just hours before it was set to begin.
Pence was planning to take part in a roundtable discussion about the opioid crisis in Manchester, New Hampshire Tuesday afternoon, but his trip was abruptly canceled.
Something came up that required the @VP to remain in Washington, DC. It’s no cause for alarm. He looks forward to rescheduling the trip to New Hampshire very soon.— Katie Waldman (@VPPressSec) July 2, 2019
Initially, staffers said the plan was turned back to D.C. for an unspecified emergency, but now, his press secretary says there was never an emergency at all and that the plane never actually left Washington. She says there is no cause for alarm and that the trip will be rescheduled soon.
Update from Reuters WH reporter: VP's office says there was no emergency. "The vice president was called back to the White House but there's no cause for alarm and we’ll reschedule the trip soon." Said the plane had never actually left Washington— Blair Miller (@BlairMillerTV) July 2, 2019
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