Joe Biden had almost made up his mind who was going to be his vice president.
However, a number of emerging scandals are now changing everything.
A shocking scandal made Joe Biden go back on an important campaign choice.
It seemed like Joe Biden had made up his mind who his vice president choice would be.
It seemed all but certain that Amy Klobuchar was going to be Biden’s pick.
Biden’s campaign had warned Klobuchar to expect a thorough vetting, the kind a potential VP might be expected to undergo.
Klobuchar also misspoke in the past and said that she was happy to be a part of Biden’s ticket.
Derek Chauvin is the police officer who has been charged with murder for the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man after Chauvin kneeled on his neck.
In 2006, Amy Klobuchar was the prosecutor in charge of another shooting involving Chauvin.
Chauvin was one of six officers who shot and killed a man who allegedly stabbed two people and was aiming a shotgun at the police.
Klobuchar handed the case over to a grand jury and no charges resulted.
Klobuchar says now that letting a grand jury make the call was wrong.
It doesn’t matter if Klobuchar made the right call or not, Klobuchar is now a huge liability for the Biden campaign.
“He’s going to make the best decision on whoever he wants to govern with,” she said about Biden.
Klobuchar avoided making a statement on her vice presidential prospects in an interview with CNN.
Other potential running mates aren’t looking too good for Biden at the moment either as they are caught up in their own scandals.
Joe Biden has limited his pool of prospective candidates by promising to have a woman running mate.
Biden himself pointed out in a debate that when Kamala Harris was a prosecutor, she held back evidence that would have freed a man from death row until the courts forced her to.
Two other potential candidates are in hot water for avoiding their own lockdown orders.
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham told New Mexicans only to leave home for food and medical supplies but she allegedly bought jewelry from a closed store which an employee opened to get Grisham the jewelry she wanted.
“Our Governor is the latest Democrat to decide that the rules they impose on their citizens to address the COVID-19 pandemic don’t apply to her,” the New Mexico Republican Party tweeted Wednesday. “A bombshell report reveals that the governor violated her own stay-at-home order to stock up on some high-end jewelry.”
Another Democrat candidate that Biden was considering, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, tried to excuse the fact that her husband tried to use her name to get their boat docked faster.
“My husband made a failed attempt at humor last week when checking in with a small business that helps with our boat and dock up north,” Whitmer said during a press conference. “Knowing it wouldn’t make a difference, he jokingly asked if being married to me might move him up in the queue. Obviously, with the motorized boating prohibition in our early days of COVID-19, he thought it might get a laugh. It didn’t.”
Biden may have more difficulties finding a running mate than he thought and he’s told donors that he thinks he’ll announce his vice presidential pick around Aug. 1.