Pence Abruptly Cancels New Hampshire Trip, Returns to White House

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By Web Staff
July 2, 2019Politicsshare
Pence Abruptly Cancels New Hampshire Trip, Returns to White House
Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) annual meeting at National Harbor near Washington, on March 1, 2019. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters)

Vice President Mike Pence has abruptly canceled a planned trip to New Hampshire, but the White House and his office refuse to say why.

White House spokesman Judd Deere said only that, “Something came up and the VP needed to be in D.C.,” adding: “there is no cause for alarm.”

One senior administration official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the situation, said the issue was not national security-related. Another senior administration official said it was not related to any kind of health issue impacting Pence or President Donald Trump.

An ABC News reporter also said that his event “was cancelled because something came up and he had to be back at the White House,” and an “official says it is not a cause for alarm.”

Pence was slated to head to New Hampshire to talk about addiction recovery.

“According to a statement released by his office Monday, Pence will visit the Granite Recovery Center headquarters in Salem Tuesday afternoon. He plans to participate in a roundtable discussion with former patients and alumni of the center before delivering remarks on the opioid crisis and illegal drug flow in New Hampshire,” the Union-Leader reported.

Pence last visited New Hampshire in 2018.

In 2016, a plane carrying the future vice president skid off a runway, and there were no injuries.

“So thankful everyone on our plane is safe,” Pence said on Twitter after the incident. “Grateful for our first responders & the concern & prayers of so many.”

Other details about the incident are not clear.

Epoch Times reporter Jack Phillips, The Associated Press, and Reuters contributed to this report.

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