(RepublicanInformer.com)- According to reports, as the Democratic Party’s presidential contender in 2020, Joe Biden considered a Republican running mate.
Walmart board chairman Greg Penner had back-channel discussions with Hunter Biden, the president’s son, about a bipartisan ticket of Joe Biden and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich. He sought the Republican Party’s presidential candidacy in 2016.
This information was uncovered after looking over text messages, emails, and one phone conversation recording from Hunter Biden’s laptop, which the FBI confiscated three years ago.
The different correspondents provided further context for the suggested experiment of partnering now-President Biden with a Republican who has pledged as a “Never Trumper” (Kasich).
Hunter Biden used his chat with Penner to pitch the Walmart board chairman on various profitable initiatives.
Penner, 52, is married to Walmart heiress Carrie Walton and handles her family’s considerable fortune.
According to Federal Election Commission records, Penner has given $641,235 to political campaigns since 1999, including political action committees backing Biden and other Democratic MPs.
Penner and Hunter Biden have crossed paths multiple times in past years.
Hunter Biden contacted Penner with a perplexing request in August 2017, saying he wanted to address something that’s best not done by text or email – nothing horrible.
Penner contacted Hunter in June 2018: “I’d want to discuss some 2020 ideas with you.”
Then, on October 25, 2018, an audio recording of a phone call between Penner and Hunter Biden revealed their plan:
Hunter told Penner that it would be exceedingly challenging for his father not to run. This was six months before Biden announced his candidacy.
Hunter Biden allegedly told Penner, “I think a major aim here is to stop Donald Trump and what Donald Trump symbolizes in our country’s democratic process.”
The Biden-Kasich ticket never happened.
Joe Biden chose former California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate, and John Kasich waited out the Republican primaries, ultimately supporting Biden against Trump.