Can someone please buy the former VP a thesaurus? Last night in an interview with Stephen Colbert, Joe Biden announced that his advisors had wrapped up the preliminaries for selecting potential running mates for his presidential bid. The process will shortly shift into high gear, Biden told Colbert, with the women chosen as the most likely candidates getting much more scrutiny to ensure that no rude surprises would emerge on the campaign trail.
Biden has apparently provided enough of them already, and the word “invasive” is not the best choice in light of those:
Joe Biden told Stephen Colbert on CBS’ “The Late Show” on Thursday that he still doesn’t know who he will pick as his running mate, but acknowledged that a “very invasive process” of vetting is now underway.
The big picture: Biden told Colbert that his campaign already reached out to “a preliminary list of people” — and a team of lawyers will begin examining “every vote they’ve taken … everything from their financial statements to their health circumstances.”
- But he said that he still doesn’t know who it’ll ultimately be: “I honest to God don’t know who. I promise you right now.”
- The former vice president committed earlier this year to selecting a woman as his running mate.