UPDATE – JULY 2, 2019
WASHINGTON — It was initially reported that Vice President Pence’s plane had to turn around mid-flight and return to Washington, D.C.
The White House later said the Vice President was aboard Air Force Two at Joint Base Andrews when he was called back to the Washington. The plane never took off.
WASHINGTON — The White House says there is “no cause for alarm” after Vice President Mike Pence abruptly canceled an event in New Hampshire .
Alyssa Farah, Press Secretary for Vice President Pence, said on Twitter:
“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.”
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
The White House said in a statement: “This is not health-related for the VP or President; nothing related to national security.”
An initial report by Fox News Radio’s Rachel Sutherland said Pence’s plane had been diverted for an “undisclosed emergency.”
Air Force 2 diverted, VP Pence brought back to Washington for undisclosed emergency #fnr
— Rachel Sutherland (@SutherlandFox) July 2, 2019
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