“It’s going to be a game of cat-and-mouse, and it’s going the way it’s supposed to be,” Biden told reporters on Friday after meeting with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and House Speaker John Boehner, R.T. He said he has spoken with McConnell and “he’s very supportive of the fact that we’re moving forward.”
Biden’s campaign said McConnell and Boehner met with Biden’s running mate Tim Kaine, and that the pair discussed a variety of issues, including climate change.
“Biden made it very clear that he was committed to addressing climate change and that he would be prepared to be on the front lines to make sure it doesn’t happen again,” the campaign said in a statement.
“He also spoke about the need for a transition team to help him prepare for the future, including a transition effort that will include both Democratic and Republican leadership.”
Boehner has been criticized for his handling of the Republican Party’s climate change policies, which many Democrats and independents believe have hurt their party.
McConnell and Biden also met with former Vice President Al Gore, who told reporters that the two had “a very productive conversation” on climate change, the Washington Post reported.
McGill’s campaign has yet to comment on Biden’s remarks.