Joe Biden says he'd want Michelle Obama to be his running mate

Former Vice President Joe Biden at Western Iowa Tech Community College on Wednesday afternoon

Former Vice President Joe Biden at Western Iowa Tech Community College on Wednesday afternoon Biden at Western Iowa Tech

"I think so, I really do", Manching said when asked on MSNBC's Morning Joe whether he thought the former vice president's son was a "relevant" witness.

Former vice president Joe Biden speaking to voters in Iowa acknowledges his age and says that any potential vice presidential candidate he selects must be able to assume the presidency immediately. "Every day, I hear something, I think 'this is compelling, that's compelling, '" Manchin said. "But being afraid to put anybody that might have pertinent information is wrong, no matter if you're a Democrat or Republican".

Democrat and Republican senators are at loggerheads over the matter of whether to call witnesses in the trial. Calls for Bolton intensified this week after details from his upcoming book was leaked to media outlets.

Manchin, whose state of West Virginia contains a strong base of support for Trump, is one of three Senate Democrats who have remained publicly undecided on whether to acquit or convict the President.

Biden at Western Iowa Tech
Former Vice President Joe Biden at Western Iowa Tech Community College on Wednesday afternoon Biden at Western Iowa Tech

Trump in the call asked his counterpart to "look into" allegations of corruption against the Bidens. It was, after all, the Ukrainian gas company upon whose board he sat that Trump wanted Ukraine to investigate.

Last week, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY said Democrats would not consider making a deal with Republicans to call their requested witnesses in exchange for Biden's testimony. Democrats have accused Trump of abusing his power by using the aid to extract politically beneficial favors from Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky - the investigations.

This isn't the first time Biden had mentioned the idea of the former first lady being his running mate or the former president being on the Supreme Court. "Nothing obviously", Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said at a press conference on January 28.

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