Joe Biden is looking at his shortlist of VP picks, more than six women, and will start the vetting process in a matter of six weeks, according to a report from Politico.
Biden made his remarks during a tele-fundraiser on Sunday, which was originally scheduled to take place in Atlanta.
Biden said that he has consulted with Obama, and that he is looking for someone who is prepared to be President of the United States on the day they are picked.
Biden didn’t mention any names, but did not dispel any rumors that he is considering all three women senators who ran against him — Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, and Elizabeth Warren.
One donor on the call mentioned former acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates, who Trump fired in 2017 for refusing to defend the Trump administration’s immigration police.
“She’s really incredible. Sally’s an incredible person,” Biden said.
Another donor mentioned that Biden hasn’t been visible enough in recent days, and that Trump has forced himself on the American people every day in a crisis report. The donor asked how we could see more of Biden and less of Trump.
Biden said that a home studio has been converted to being broadcast ready, and would have his first press briefing from there on Monday at approximately 11:30.
Axios also reports that Biden sent a letter to Trump on Monday urging him to drop the legal case challenging the Affordable Care Act at a time of a national health care crisis.
An excerpt from the letter:
“At a time of national emergency, which is laying bare the existing vulnerabilities in our public health infrastructure, it is unconscionable that you are continuing to pursue a lawsuit designed to strip millions of Americans of their health insurance and protections under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including the ban on insurers denying coverage or raising premiums due to pre-existing conditions.”
Today is the 10th anniversary of President Obama’s signing of the ACA which took place on March 23, 2010.