This is frightening…
Vice President Pence’s abrupt decision to abandon plans to fly to New Hampshire for an opioid event — and instead return to the White House — has prompted confusion and conflicting statements from members of his team.
Officials have not yet provided details. Still, Pence’s office has sought to downplay the change of plans.
“Something came up that required the @VP to remain in Washington, DC,” Pence spokeswoman Alyssa Farah tweeted. “It’s no cause for alarm. He looks forward to rescheduling the trip to New Hampshire very soon.”
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.
— Alyssa Farah (@VPPressSec) July 2, 2019
Shortly before the vice president was scheduled to arrive, an announcer at the event told the crowd that Air Force Two was no longer coming to New Hampshire because of an “emergency callback.”
“We do have a situation where the vice president was called back to Washington,” Randy Gentry, a representative of Pence’s office, told the crowd.