When will Vice President Joe Biden pick a running mate?
On today’s Jay Sekulow Live, we discussed the speculation over who will be former Vice President Biden’s running mate and when he may make that announcement. We also discussed the wrangling currently going on in Washington over another COVID-19 stimulus package.
The official Democrat National Convention date was supposed to be July 13th-16th. Then it got moved to August 17th-20th, and now it will all be done virtually because of COVID-19. The same thing is happening for the Republican National Convention, which had originally planned to hold their event in Jacksonville, Florida. They didn’t have to move their dates because as the incumbent, the convention is generally held later.
Under normal circumstances, we would have known the VP choice in July, prior to the Democrat National Convention. But with the convention getting moved to August, we still don’t know Vice President Biden’s choice for a running mate. The former VP has promised that he would announce his choice for running mate this week.
During a press conference, the former Vice President had talked about where he was in the process of picking a running mate:
I’m not releasing the names of all the Vice Presidential potential nominees. There are a number of women of color, there are Latino women, there are Asian, there are across the board. And we’re just under way now in the hard vet, of going into the deep background checks that take anywhere from 6 to 8 weeks to be done. The committees have been formed, and that’s underway.
Former Vice President Biden was then asked if August 1st was still the target announcement date and he replied:
Well, early August. I can’t guarantee you August 1, but it would be in early August. Several weeks before the convention, I believe.
This VP pick is probably one of the more important picks in recent memory, and we still don’t know who it is or when exactly the announcement is going to be made. I explained how, based on my political experience, I think his running mate probably needs to be someone perceived as being able to run the country from day one as well as being able to be someone who is able to campaign virtually, which is very new for a presidential election.
Our team will continue to monitor the situation and, as always, give you updates.
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The full broadcast is complete with much more analysis by our team of when former Vice President Biden may announce a running mate and who he may pick as well as some discussion on another COVID-19 stimulus package.
Watch the full broadcast below.
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