Biden Confirms That NBC Favorite Gov. Whitmer is on Vice Presidential Short-List

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Posted: Apr 01, 2020 5:30 PM
Biden Confirms That NBC Favorite Gov. Whitmer is on Vice Presidential Short-List

Source: AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File

Democratic primary frontrunner, former Vice President Joe Biden, confirmed in an appearance with MSNBC's Brian Williams that Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is on his short-list for vice presidential taps.

Gov. Whitmer is a newly emerged face in the Democratic Party and has recently gone on a television tour attacking President Trump's leadership during COVID-19. Despite her state's urgent need for an emergency declaration and assistance from the federal government, Gov. Whitmer delayed requesting a FEMA emergency declaration. Biden backed up Gov. Whitmer's delay tactics and partisan criticism of President Trump:

After Gov. Whitmer's partisan hold-up, as an avenue to attack the administration, President Trump approved the emergency declaration and request for supplies for Michigan:

Biden promised voters a female vice presidential candidate on his ticket during the March DNC debate. Others on the former vice president's list include Sens. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), along with former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.