Former Vice President and Democratic presidential front runner Joe Biden just offered some hints about his potential pick for a running mate. The likely party nominee declared on a video-call with Democratic donors Sunday evening, “I have to start that vetting process relatively soon, meaning in a matter of weeks.” Plus added, “I think there will be a group that is in excess of six or seven people who I’ll look at.”
Then stated, “It’s going to be important that whomever I pick is completely comfortable with my policy prescriptions as to how we move forward.” Along with, “Doesn’t mean I don’t want, as Barack asked for, someone questioning me, challenging me, I do want that.”
Biden expressed, “The most important thing — and I’ve actually talked to Barack about this — the most important thing is that there has to be someone who, the day after they’re picked, is prepared to be president of the United States of America if something happened.”
As he previously told, “I’m an old guy. No, I’m serious. Look, thank God I’m in great health, I work out, no I’m serious, you know I work-out every morning. I’m in good shape.”
Though Biden vowed, “If I am elected president, my cabinet, my administration will look like the country, and I commit that I will, in fact, pick a woman to be vice president.” In addition, “There are a number of women who are qualified to be president tomorrow. I would pick a woman to be my vice president.”
He announced, “I committed that if I’m elected president [and] have an opportunity to appoint someone to the courts, I’ll appoint the first black woman to the courts. It’s required that they have representation now. It’s long overdue.”
And claimed this fall’s presidential election should still move forward amid concerns the coronavirus may not be fully contained by November. “I know there’s a lot of rumors and speculation as to, is the other guy going to try to postpone the election in November and all that. There’s no need to do that.” Biden stressed, “You know, we voted in the middle of the Civil War, we voted in the middle of World War One and Two.”
He concluded, “The idea of postponing the electoral process seems to me out of the question.” That remains to be seen at this point.