Trump Campaign Vetting Candidates For Running Mate, Requests Documents

Former President Donald Trump’s campaign is moving forward swiftly with vetting potential candidates for the Republican presidential candidate’s running mate. Per The Daily Wire, the campaign has requested documents from individuals he is looking at for the role.

Among those who have received requests for the documents are North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL), Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Ben Carson, who served as Housing and Urban Development secretary in the Trump administration.

Other people are reportedly likely to be considered for the role, including Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AK). Nothing is set in stone, as the Associated Press stated that the list is “evolving” and could see a change from Trump as he sees fit.

There has been lots of speculation surrounding the question of Trump’s VP pick and who he will eventually choose for the spot.

Among the contenders, Cotton’s name is reportedly moving up the board. Asked if he would accept the offer during an interview on NBC News on Sunday, he expressed an openness to fill the role.

“Any great patriot, if offered a chance to serve our country by the president, would have to consider it seriously. But what I’m focused on, like the president, is making sure that we win this election in November, and I want to help him govern successfully to restore the peace and prosperity that he brought to America for four years that Joe Biden has destroyed,” he stated in the interview, in which he passionately defended the GOP presumptive nominee against legal prosecution.

With many names being floated as the former president’s choice, Trump campaign senior adviser Brian Hughes has clarified that “anyone claiming to know who or when President Trump will choose his VP is lying, unless the person is named Donald J. Trump.”

Despite the curiosity surrounding the matter, the riddle might go on for about six weeks more, as sources say Trump might not announce his choice until just before the Republican Party’s presidential nominating convention, which starts on July 15 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

There is also a good chance that Trump will break the big news during the convention, as he has said in some interviews that “probably a pretty good chance” that he’ll announce his choice for running mate in Milwaukee.