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Biden jokes he’s picking Julia Louis-Dreyfus as running mate

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Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden joked early Wednesday morning that he plans to pick actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus as his running mate for the November election.

The former vice president jokingly told “The Late Late Show with James Corden” that he wanted to choose the “Veep” star as his vice presidential candidate. 

“Everyone is talking and wondering about who your running mate is going to be. I’ve heard as an exclusive on this show you’re going to tell us who it is. Who’s it going to be?” Corden asked.

“Well, I’m going to tell you if you keep it quiet,” Biden responded as Corden said, “Literally no one is watching.”

“All right. Julia Louis-Dreyfus is going to be my person,” he said. “I think she has all the experience in the world. I’m not sure she’ll do it, but that’s my choice.”

Louis-Dreyfus played a fictional vice president on the HBO series “Veep,” which ran from 2012 to 2019.

Speculation has been circling about whom Biden will pick as his running mate. The former vice president said on the show that he plans to announce the members of his selection committee, who will help decide on his running mate, by May 1. 

Possible vice presidential candidates being discussed include Democratic Sens. Kamala Harris (Calif.), Amy Klobuchar (Minn.) and Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), all former 2020 candidates, as well as Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D).

Biden committed earlier in the primary to selecting a woman to serve as his running mate.

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