A source from inside Washington confirms that Tammy Duckworth, Democratic Senator from Illinois, visited Delaware last week to meet with Joe Biden at the same time that congress negotiations around stimulus money were stalling. The Senator not only found time to visit Delaware, but was accompanied on the trip by her husband Major Bryan W. Bowlsbey.
This news follows the revelation that Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer also met with presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden last Sunday. The New York Times provided an additional democratic source to confirm both meetings, and sources from within the campaign confirmed that Biden was meeting with potential running mates but declined to say who.
No individuals are named on flight records and one of the Democrats familiar with the search declined to say where the meeting took place, but it was presumed to be at one of the two Biden homes in Delaware.
Duckworth, a former U.S. Army lieutenant colonel who served over 20 years in military service, is a double amputee and a Purple Heart recipient after her Blackhawk helicopter was shot down in Iraq.
Duckworth’s office could not be reached for comment. A Biden campaign spokesperson issued a statement that they are not commenting on speculation surrounding Biden’s VP search, though he also is believed to be considering California Rep. Karen Bass, chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, people familiar with the search say.
BREAKING: TAMMY DUCKWORTH MET JOE BIDEN LAST WEEK TO DISCUSS VP POSITION
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