The former Vice President’s remarks came during a news conference following a speech in Willington, Delaware. Asked by CNN if he would meet the man in the final for the role, Biden said, “We’ll see.”
Biden has stated that she will choose a female partner, and will face pressure to choose a woman of color within the party.
Noting that the news crew was stationed outside his home in Delaware, Biden said he was “going to try to figure out how to dodge all of you so that I can meet with him in person.”
“I don’t think it really matters,” he said.
Shortly after receiving the Democratic nomination, Biden targeted the beginning of August to select a running mate. On Tuesday, he said the selection would come in the first week of August.
His remarks on Tuesday did not indicate when Biden would publicly announce his selection. But that is all but surely he will do before the Democratic National Convention closes on August 17 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Two of Biden’s former primary rivals, California’s Kamala Harris and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren are said to be under consideration for the Democratic ticket.
Others considered include Obama’s former National Security Adviser Susan Rice, Florida Rep. Val Damings, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Michigan Village. Gretchen Whitmer, California Rep. Karen Bass, New Mexico Village. Michelle Poojan Grisham, Illinois Sen. Tammy. Duckworth and Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin.