Vice President Mike Pence’s plane was called amid an unspecified emergency, according to reports on July 2. However, a spokesman for the vice president told the Boston Globe that there was no emergency.
His planned New Hampshire event was canceled, Fox News reported.
Vice President Pence’s plane called back to Washington for unspecified emergency, as planned event in New Hampshire canceled https://t.co/ZCwe3oy1mG
— Fox News Alert (@foxnewsalert) July 2, 2019
— Jennifer Franco (@jennfranconews) July 2, 2019
Air Force 2 diverted, VP Pence brought back to Washington for undisclosed emergency #fnr
— Rachel Sutherland (@SutherlandFox) July 2, 2019
Vice President Mike Pence has unexpectedly canceled a planned appearance in Salem, N.H.
Pence was due to speak Tuesday afternoon, but a spokesman said his flight had been diverted.
The spokesman said it was not an emergency. He provided no further details. https://t.co/Krc9Keqhdg pic.twitter.com/1n7o3F7ssp
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) July 2, 2019
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.”
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. Official says it is not a cause for alarm.
— Katherine Faulders (@KFaulders) July 2, 2019
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.
At Salem NH opioid event w the @VP, spokesperson just came onto podium and announced event today is canceled because #AirForce2 was called back to Washington DC so Pence could attend to an emergency. #fitn @NBC10Boston @NECN #mapoli
— Sean Colahan (@SeanColahan) July 2, 2019
New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu was also slated to join Pence at the event, NBC Boston reported.
He 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.
Reuters contributed to this report.