Biden Confirms He’s Considering Gretchen Whitmer as His VP Pick

2020 candidate confirmed to Brian Williams of MSNBC that he’s considering Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) for his running mate.

Per TheHill, Biden, who has already vowed to tap a woman as his vice presidential pick, said Tuesday night he’s been considering Whitmer for the role for months, but that he is eyeing as many as 10 potential candidates.

“She made the list in my mind two months ago. There’s probably going to be a list, I’m in the process of — Brian, we’ll have it by mid-April, putting together an organization that will run the background checks … by the second or third week in April,” Biden told MSNBC host Brian Williams.

“I’ve thought about some of the women who I believe are ready to be president and I think I can work with and would be willing to work with me. It’s going to be somewhere between six and 10 of them,” Biden continued.

Whitmer, a rising Democratic star who flipped Michigan’s governorship in 2018, has long been seen as a possible running mate for Biden. Whitmer runs a crucial swing state that Democrats will almost certainly have to win back in November to defeat President Trump, and she handed Biden a high-profile endorsement before the Wolverine State’s primary last month, which the former vice president ultimately won by double digits.

Whitmer has also garnered national headlines and Democratic plaudits for her criticism of Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, comments that drew swift rebukes from the White House.

Per TCO, Sunday evening, Don Jr. accused Michigan Governor Whitmer of lying about President Trump holding a political grudge against Michigan.

Don Jr. tweeted:

So it appears the governor of Michigan lied about what was actually going on to try to hurt Trump in Michigan. Typical Democrat politics and typical media response… also absolutely disgusting.
Don’t they have bigger stuff to worry about?

Don Jr. shared a tweet from Greg Price who wrote:

So Whitmer lied about Trump vindictively targeting her state over a political grudge and journalists decided to run with the narrative that Trump was denying aid to states run by political rivals without doing an iota of fact checking.

Not even surprised anymore.

This is the transcript of the interview with Governor Whitmer Don Jr. and Price are referring to.


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