Whitmer admits to ‘sigh of reliefafter not being picked as Biden VP, though she would have said yes

Whitmer admits to 'sigh of relief' after not being picked as Biden VP, though she would have said yes

After then-candidate 조 바이든 vowed to choose a woman as his running mate in the 2020 선거, 미시간 정부. 그레첸 휘트 머 emerged as an early front-runner, but now that Biden has won, Whitmer admits she is glad she never got the call.

For much of 2020 Whitmer avoided discussing whether she would have accepted such an offer, but in a new interview with Detroit’s 여우 2, Whitmer said she would have.

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If Joe Biden had called and said ‘I need you to be my partner and be my running mateI would have said yes,” Whitmer told Fox 2. “This election was that important.

The Democratic governor acknowledged that she and her family were pleased that it never came to that.

There might have been a sigh of relief over here at the governor’s residence,” Whitmer said, 첨가, “I think everyone was pleased with the outcome.

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Whitmer, who was national co-chair of Biden’s presidential campaign, said she was surprised that Biden was strongly considering her as a possibility.

파일 - 정부. 그레첸 휘트 머, D-me., speaks before Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama speak at a rally at Belle Isle Casino in Detroit, 나를., 토요일, 10 월. 31, 2020. (AP 사진 / Andrew Harnik)

파일 – 정부. 그레첸 휘트 머, D-me., speaks before Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama speak at a rally at Belle Isle Casino in Detroit, 나를., 토요일, 10 월. 31, 2020. (AP 사진 / Andrew Harnik)

When he called and asked me to go through the vetting I was shocked,” 그녀가 말했다.

Biden ultimately announced in August that he had chosen Kamala Harris, and Whitmer was immediately supportive of the California senator.

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I am extraordinarily proud to support @KamalaHarris@JoeBiden! They will be a fierce team to Build America Back Better,” Whitmer tweeted at the time, including the hashtag #WeHaveHerBack.

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