Pence's Sudden Return to DC 'No Cause for Alarm'

Pence's Sudden Return to DC 'No Cause for Alarm'

However, Pence spokeswoman Alyssa Farah quickly downplayed the incident, saying there was "no cause for alarm" and indicated that rather than being called back, the vice president had not left Washington in the first place.

"A senior administration official reiterates there should be no cause for alarm".

Multiple outlets ran with the news that Pence, who was aboard Air Force Two, had his flight turned around to return to Washington D.C., including the above report from Fox News.

This story is breaking and will be updated. However, a spokesman for the vice president told the Boston Globe that there was no emergency.

The Vice President is reportedly in the White House now.

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"We were so honored to host Vice President Pence to discuss the opioid epidemic, treatment, and recovery but unfortunately the event was canceled", Eric Spofford, chief executive of the Granite Recovery Centers, said in an e-mail. "Afterward, he was scheduled to speak about New Hampshire's opioid crisis", the outlet noted. There was no 'emergency callback.' Something came up that required the VP to stay in DC.

And an administration official told reporters covering the White House that the reason was not related to Pence or Trump's health or because of a national security matter. "We'll reschedule NH shortly", Farah tweeted.

"I am told that [VP] Pence's New Hampshire opiod event was cancelled because something came up and he had to be back at the White House". If he did leave, why would officials try to cover that up?

Pence was set to deliver remarks at 1 p.m.

Pence's press secretary maintained that he had never left Washington.