Earlier, the potential nominee only said he hoped the examination process for his vice-presidential election would be completed by July.
Beadon told CNN’s Dana Bash in an exclusive interview on Tuesday that background checks aren’t happening yet, but his vice president has interviewed many people under consideration by the search committee.
In a fundraiser on Wednesday, co-chaired by former Democratic presidential candidate Pete Batigieg, Biden said his four-member probationary committee was “in the process of making a basic cut decision.”
According to the show’s pool report readout, he said, “We’re in the process of making a basic cut decision about what they really want. Are they comfortable? They’ve asked a lot of questions,” he said.
Although he has already announced that his running mate will be a woman, Biden will not promise to choose a woman of color, despite increasing pressure from outside parties.
“Women of color are under consideration here and they are women from every region of the country so there are so many truly deserving women who are ready to be president,” she said on Tuesday.
Earlier this month, Biden acknowledged the pressure and noted that “significantly more than one black woman” was being considered.
Biden appears to have been in regular contact in recent months with Sen. Amy Klubucher of Minnesota, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, and Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan Governorate, and there are several women. Sen. Orange Harris of California, Stacey Abrams, a former minority leader from the state of Georgia, and Catherine Cortez Masto, Sen. of Nevada, are also potential candidates.