Pence’s Abruptly Canceled Trip Remains A Mystery

The New York Times reports:

Within the Trump administration, Vice President Mike Pence is known as a port of calm and stability amid the churn of chaos. So on Tuesday, when he abruptly abandoned a planned trip to New Hampshire after he had already boarded Air Force Two at Joint Base Andrews in suburban Maryland, it raised immediate questions.

It is rare that something causes a vice president to abandon a publicized trip once aboard a plane. Mr. Pence’s aides said that there was no national security emergency or personal health issue that prompted the change. They said that he had boarded the plane but that it never took off. They would not say much else.

Pence’s chief of staff has said that the reason for the canceled trip will be revealed “weeks from now.” His cryptic statement has only fueled more speculation.