Vice President Mike Pence speaks April 26, 2019, at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum in Indianapolis. Pence has canceled his Friday events in Indiana and is returning to Washington, D.C.

Ty Vinson

Vice President Mike Pence has canceled his Friday speaking events and trip to vote in Indiana and is returning to Washington D.C., according to a Thursday night tweet by Jonathan Lemire, White House reporter for the Associated Press.

Pence is currently at an event in Peoria, Arizona. He tested negative for COVID-19 Thursday morning, the day after the vice presidential debate was held in Utah, according to a tweet by Gabby Orr, White House reporter for Politico The vice president’s office did not indicate this change was due to Pence’s health.

“Staff says the change is meant to prevent burnout,” Orr said in a tweet.

“Nobody’s sick. There’s no positive tests. The VP is planning on traveling on Saturday and Monday,” the statement from the vice president’s office said according to a tweet from Lemire.

Pence had planned to vote at the Indianapolis City-County Building on Friday, according to the IndyStar.

This story will be updated.

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