Pence abruptly cancels New Hampshire trip

President Pence arrives to speak at the Americas Society  Council of the Americas 49th Washington Conference on the Americas at the U.S. State Department in Washington

Pence cancels New Hampshire event to return to White House

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was abruptly called back to the White House on Tuesday morning, but officials in his office said it was not health-related and there is no cause for alarm.

Pence was on his way to New Hampshire to discuss the state's opioid crisis when Air Force Two was recalled.

The reports referred to an unspecified emergency. "Something came up and the VP needed to be in D.C. - there is no cause for alarm".

But Farah later denied that it was an "emergency callback", saying Pence never left Washington. There was no "emergency callback".

"Something came up that required the [Vice President] to remain in Washington, DC".

The White House would not say what issue arose to keep Pence in place. "We'll reschedule NH shortly".

Pence was previously slated to travel to Manchester, N.H., to meet with former patients and alumni of the Granite Recovery Center at its headquarters, and deliver remarks on America's opioid epidemic.

The VP was on his way to an event in New Hampshire and that event has been cancelled.

Steve Herman, White House bureau chief for Voice of America News, confirmed that Pence was in the White House and reported that it remains "unclear" whether or not he is meeting with the president.

"Governor Sununu is looking forward to welcoming the Vice President to New Hampshire at a later date", Vihstadt said. This issue is so important and we all need to work together toward solutions.

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