By now you know that Joe Biden is adamant that he would like a woman to be his vice president should he be elected in November.
From the Biden camp’s perspective, we actually understand why.
He’s knee-deep in yet another sexual misconduct scandal, so having a woman as his running mate could play to female voters that may be soured on Biden.
But it begs the question… is there a woman out there that really WANTS to be associated with Biden and his growing scandals and checkered past?
The answer is YES… and that woman is Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
Whitmer has been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately. She has been mired in controversy herself due to her decision to extend her state’s lockdown orders in the face of mounting protests.
But according to a report from The Daily Wire, Whitmer tops Biden’s shortlist for potential running mates.
According to the report, Whitmer said she has been having conversations with Joe Biden’s campaign about possibly becoming his vice presidential pick.
“I’ve had a conversation with some folks,” she said. “It was just an opening conversation and it’s not something that I would call a professional formalized vetting.”
But before Whitmer can consider being a serious VP pick, she needs to get her house in order in her home state.
As reported by Detroit News, Whitmer recently came under fire for the state’s nursing home policy during the pandemic, which required those facilities to take COVID-19 patients.
“Whitmer issued an executive order last month that requires seniors who are positive for COVID-19 to be brought to the TCF Center in Detroit or to ‘regional hubs,’ which are nursing homes where the state says there has to be separation of the COVID-19 positive and negative patients,” the outlet reported.
There is also a growing number of protests in Michigan about Whitmer’s leadership during the coronavirus outbreak… many of which have gained national coverage.
Whitmer emphasized, however, that she is focusing the bulk of her time on calming the escalating number of protests in her state and not on a possible VP selection.
“I am making a little bit of time to stay connected to the campaign, but the most important thing that I have to do right now is be the governor of my home state,” she said. “That’s all that matters to me in this moment.”
We will continue to monitor where Whitmer falls as a possible VP selection.