White House ignites a wave of doubt and confusion after insisting Pence's mysteriously canceled event is 'no cause for alarm'
Vice President Mike Pence. (NASA/Aubrey Gemignani)

Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday abruptly canceled a planned event in New Hampshire after what was initially described as an emergency, but his office says it is "no cause for alarm."

Contradicting some media reports, Pence's press secretary said on Twitter that the vice president "never left Washington, DC."

"There was no 'emergency callback.' Something came up that required the VP to stay in DC. We’ll reschedule NH shortly," said press secretary Alyssa Farah.

It still remains unclear, however, why the event was suddenly canceled.

A senior White House official told CNN that the reason for Pence's return was “not health related for the VP or President” and not “related to national security.”

But many reporters and others expressed confusion and skepticism at the White House's statements.