Vice President Mike Pence on Monday took a flight with one rather unusual passenger: an overhead storage compartment filled with various items that the Republican does not have access to in his office.
When the flight took off, the vice president was seated next to West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice, who owns the company that manufactured the flights, Richard Petty Motorsports, and was just in attendance at Petty’s “Great American Race”.
On the video, a passenger on the plane could be heard, in a very vivid voice, screaming “What the devil is going on?” And, as it turns out, the flight attendant was right.
“He was literally juggling inside the plane,” said Tracy Smith, the vice president and chief marketing officer for Richard Petty Motorsports.
During the flight, Mr. Pence looked up, then down once and asked, “Is there anything I need to know?” He offered to pay attention to the crew as he carried out his daily duties of diplomacy at the United Nations, Smith told CNN, laughing.
Smith said that the incident was not a security breach and that, in fact, Mr. Pence was unaware of Mr. Justice’s presence on the plane. Upon arrival in Indianapolis, Mr. Justice happily posed for a photograph with the vice president, a shared photo on Twitter by Mrs. Pence.