Joe Biden asked Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar to undergo a formal background investigation to be considered a possible running mate in the upcoming U.S. election. which will take place on November 3.
To run for office, the Democratic senator should allow a rigorous review of her public and private life, which could last for weeks. In the process Tax returns, public speeches, voting records, personal relationships and possible scandalous episodes from his past will be analyzed.
The investigation process will be handled by a committee made up of former Senator Chris Dodd (Connecticut), Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester (Delaware), Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and Biden's adviser Cynthia Hogan.
Biden has publicly highlighted Klobuchar for his strong performances in the Democratic debates. In addition, he was instrumental in his Minnesota victory, which came only after the senator and other pre-candidates withdrew hours before the Super Tuesday primaries, which helped propel Biden to the top.
During a Democratic primary debate last March, Biden promised to choose a woman as his running mate.
According to the consigned by CBS News, the senator Jeanne Shaheen, a New Hampshire Democrat, declined Biden's invitation to be considered, according to a person familiar with the decision.
The senator Maggie Hassan (New Hampshire)For its part, it did agree to be investigated. The legislator was "flattered" by the consideration of the former American vice president.
This Thursday, House Representative Val Demings, who represents a district in the Orlando area, said in a radio interview that she feels "honored" to be "on the short list" that Biden's team manages. . "If Vice President Biden asked me to serve alongside him, I would be honored to do so," she assured SiriusXM's "The Dean Obeidallah Show."
Senator Richard J. Durbin, an Illinois Democrat, told reporters last week that his colleague Tammy Duckworth is also going to be interviewed by Biden's team, statement that however was denied by Duckworth's aides.
They are not ruled out as formula partners either Michelle Luján Grisham or Catherine Cortez Masto.
Michelle Luján Grisham is currently the Democratic Governor of New Mexico. She gained national notoriety in recent weeks thanks to being one of the voices that has most opposed the measures adopted by the Donald Trump White House during the coronavirus crisis. Grisham is a lawyer, 60 years old, and currently the only Latina governor in the entire country. Biden's campaign has confirmed that they are in the process of investigating her past to see if she can become a running mate.
Catherine Cortez Masto is the first Latina to become a Federal Senator. She is also a lawyer, 56 years old, and has a very influential godfather: also the Nevada Senator, Harry Reid. Former presidential candidates such as California Senator Kamala Harris or her Massachusetts state colleague Elizabeth Warren have also been named as potential running mate, as have former Georgia State Governor Candidate Stacey Abrams. .
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