With speculation rising that he's on Barack Obama's shortlist for a running mate, Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., went to Georgia this weekend to meet with President Mikheil Saakashvili and other leaders there.
"I am going to Georgia this weekend to get the facts first-hand and to show my support for Georgia's people and its democratically-elected government," said Biden in a statement. "I look forward to reporting to my colleagues in the Senate and on the Foreign Relations Committee, as well as the Administration, about what I learn."
With the conflict between Georgia and Russia this week, it's thought that Biden's stock could be rising as vice presidential pick due to his foreign policy credentials, and this trip could certainly emphasize that.
Biden is the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and his office said the visit was made at the request of Georgia's president. He is expected to be back on Monday.