Former Vice President Joe Biden’s vice presidential vetting process appears to be entering its final stages, as the presumptive Democratic nominee has begun to hold interviews with prospective candidates.
A source familiar with the vetting process confirms that the former vice president met with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer last Sunday, marking the first known meeting between Biden and a vice-presidential candidate.
Flight records show a private plane departed Lansing’s Capital Region Airport last Sunday evening and arrived in Delaware Coastal Airport — about 30 minutes from Biden’s beach home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. A return flight landed back in Lansing late that same evening.
Biden has met with at least one other candidate, the source confirmed but did not provide further details about who the meeting was with or when it took place.
When asked for comment on the meeting with the Michigan governor, a spokesperson for the Biden campaign declined to comment.
A spokesperson for Whitmer also declined to weigh in on the report, telling reporters “We don’t discuss the governor’s personal schedule.”