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.
White House right now after Mike Pence had to fly back to Washington after cancelling an event in NH https://t.co/8qKJQwjsBj— A RETURN TO NORMALCY (@A RETURN TO NORMALCY)1562083891.0
@mattsouthworth “There’s no cause for alert” says the White House which is incapable of being truthful.— Pete Woods Got Run Over by a Reindeer (@Pete Woods Got Run Over by a Reindeer)1562088211.0
We are still trying to figure out what is going on and why the Vice President came to the White House when he was s… https://t.co/g6EzAa0cIw— Edward Lawrence (@Edward Lawrence)1562087450.0
Still unknown: why was Pence just abruptly summoned back to the White House if, as senior admin officials say, it w… https://t.co/EYjKRoMzs6— Jennifer Bendery (@Jennifer Bendery)1562086437.0
The worst part about this “emergency” situation is that because the White House is so unreliable, who knows whether… https://t.co/I3orBBJNDM— James O'Malley (@James O'Malley)1562085789.0
Today would be a good day for a White House briefing.— Kathryn Watson (@Kathryn Watson)1562085568.0
I’m very interested to hear why the Vice President was summoned back to the White House. Officials asserting nothin… https://t.co/lp3iLpEj1s— Evan Axelbank Fox13 (@Evan Axelbank Fox13)1562088751.0
Weird but when your White House tells more than 10,000 lies, it's hard to know what to believe anymore https://t.co/aT43KcZv5D— Will Bunch Sign Up For My Newsletter (@Will Bunch Sign Up For My Newsletter)1562087985.0