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Gov. Whitmer tight-lipped on status as potential vice president pick for Joe Biden

Gov. Whitmer tight-lipped on status as potential vice president pick for Joe Biden
Posted at 1:21 PM, Jul 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-30 13:21:11-04
(WXYZ) —

Americans may be less than one week away from finding out who's going to be the running mate for former Vice President and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

One of the possible picks is Michigan's Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

Biden has previously said Whitmer was on the short list for potential vice presidential picks.

But during a one-on-one interview Wednesday night with 7 Action News anchor Dave LewAllen, the governor wouldn't give any indication on where things stand.

"Last question would be: Joe Biden, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, still vetting candidates for the VP role in his administration. You're part of that, can you give us any update as far as where that stands as far as you know it?" asked LewAllen.

"I don't have any updates to give," said Whitmer. "I don't know if you're going to be able to get on a Zoom with the former vice president, but he's about the only person I think that can give you any insight."

"You have had conversations and recently conversations?" LewAllen pressed.

"Dave, you said that last one was your last question so..." Whitmer smiled.

Watch the full interview below:

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