With just a few weeks until the Democratic National Convention, questions continue to arise about who Hillary Clinton will pick as her running mate to help promote her far-left agenda.
While many people have suggested that Senator Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Tim Kaine or Sherrod Brown should be Clinton’s VP, a new name has recently emerged, retired Admiral James Stavridis.
Politico is reporting that Team Clinton has officially begun the vetting process for the military veteran, which means both she and Donald Trump could have former members of the military on their ticket in November.
Donald Trump is not the only candidate looking at a retired military officer for vice president. Hillary Clinton’s campaign is vetting retired Navy Adm. James Stavridis, a four-star officer who served as NATO’s 16th Supreme Allied Commander Europe.
Stavridis, who currently serves as the dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, is being formally vetted, according to two sources familiar with the process.
In addition to his service to NATO from 2009 to 2013, Stavridis also served as the 15th commander of U.S. European Command from 2006 to 2009, and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1976.
“Admiral Jim Stavridis is a person of high character and distinction. I have known him as both a military leader and now as Dean of the Fletcher School at Tufts University, I admire his drive, dedication, patriotism and extraordinary service to our country,” said Nicholas Burns, a former ambassador to NATO.
The vetting was first reported by the New York Times Tuesday.
Trump is said to be vetting retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, a lifelong Democrat who most recently served as the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency under President Barack Obama.
The Clinton campaign had no comment.
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