Vice President Mike Pence has declined to clear anything up about his abruptly cancelled trip to New Hampshire a few weeks ago, cryptically telling “The Takeout” podcast that “circumstances on the ground” explained why he deplaned from Air Force Two.
“It was a circumstance on the ground in New Hampshire that made our — our trip there no longer appropriate,” he said to CBS’ Major Garrett, according to a teaser for the episode slated for release on Tuesday. He apparently declined to elaborate further.
.@VP Pence to @MajorCBS on why he abruptly canceled his trip to NH in early July: “It was a circumstance on the ground in New Hampshire that made our– our trip there no longer appropriate.” Said he could not elaborate further. Full interview out Tuesday AM @TakeoutPodcast pic.twitter.com/oIbQe9bql8
— The Takeout (@TakeoutPodcast) July 22, 2019
Pence was supposed to speak at the Granite Recovery Center on the topic of the opioid crisis. About three weeks ago, when speculation about the cancellation was running rampant, Pence’s chief of staff Marc Short told reporters that they’d know specifics about the situation “in a few weeks.”
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