Duckworth To Interview With Biden For VP Spot: Durbin

WBBM Newsradio Staff
May 15, 2020 - 4:52 pm

Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY NETWORK

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — Illinois’ junior U.S. senator, Tammy Duckworth, will interview for the vice presidential spot on the Democratic Party’s presidential ticket.

The news comes from the senior Illinois senator, Dick Durbin, who said he would support Duckworth’s ascension. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden reportedly is interviewing potential running mates, and he has said he would select a woman as his vice presidential pick.

“I hope that she fares well in this interview, which I think is going to take place soon,” Durbin said Friday.

Duckworth, a wounded veteran of the Iraq War, is a former congresswoman and previously ran the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs.