(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.)