Biden Says He'll Choose His Running Mate Next Week

Written by on July 28, 2020

Joe Biden mentioned Tuesday he’ll be making a long-anticipated announcement subsequent week: The naming of a working mate on the Democratic presidential ticket he’ll head.

After detailing in Wilmington, Delaware, his plan to fight racial inequality, the presumptive nominee informed reporters he’s “going to have a alternative the primary week in August, and I promise I’ll let after I do.” 

Biden mentioned in Could he hoped to call his working mate by Aug. 1. He vowed to pick a lady — somebody, he mentioned, who’s “simpatico with me, each when it comes to character in addition to substance” however who has “strengths and capacities I don’t.”

Sens. Kamala Harris of California, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Tammy Duckworth of Illinois are amongst these reportedly on Biden’s shortlist. Others who title have been floated prominently embody former nationwide safety adviser Susan Rice, and Reps. Val Demings of Florida and Karen Bass of California.

Requested on Tuesday whether or not he’ll meet potential candidates in particular person earlier than making a ultimate determination, Biden was noncommittal. 

“We’ll see,” he mentioned, after joking that he would wish to “trick” the press so he might meet finalists in particular person. 

“You bought crews exterior my home” in Delaware, he quipped to a reporter.

For the reason that nationwide quarantining because of the coronavirus pandemic started, Biden has carried out his marketing campaign from his house with solely occasional forays to close by venues for speeches the place social distancing tips are noticed. That contrasts with the person Biden goals to unseat, President Donald Trump, who has been inconsistent about such practices.

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