Biden Says He Spoke to Obama About 'What He Was Looking for in a Vice President'

By Susan Jones | March 27, 2020 | 11:22am EDT
Barack Obama and his running mate Joe Biden wave during a 2008 campaign rally in Springfield, Illinois. (Photo by EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP via Getty Images)
Barack Obama and his running mate Joe Biden wave during a 2008 campaign rally in Springfield, Illinois. (Photo by EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP via Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) - 2020 presidential hopeful Joe Biden said he's spoken to former President Barack Obama about "what he was looking for in a vice president." Biden should know -- he served with Obama for eight years.

Biden already has said his running mate will be a woman. On Thursday night, Jimmy Kimmel asked Biden how many people he's considering:

"Well, we're just getting started," Biden said:

I'm putting together the committee like, I -- I spoke with President Obama about how he put together his committee, how many people he had to determine and what -- what he was looking for in a vice president. And -- and so we're putting together that group of people who will head and then who will be doing the interviewing.

But I -- what I've realized and I, tell you the truth, I didn't focus on it at first is that I have to get the background checks beginning. I have to get that started.

Now it sounds somewhat presumptuous because Bernie's still in the race. So it's not like, you know, it's almost -- I feel almost guilty taking -- anyway. But it has to start and it will start. And they'll probably be somewhere in excess of between five and seven people because there are a lot of qualified people out there. 

(Kimmel joked, "Is one of them Sarah Palin?" "She said no," Biden joked back.)





 

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