Biden Commits: Joe Biden affirms human rights commitment as he warms to Saudi

Biden said he hasn't changed his views on human rights despite his admin's praise of Saudi Arabia 

He'd pledged to make a pariah over its abuses for getting oil producers to step up production

He acknowledged he expects to meet with the leaders of Israel and some Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia 

Biden said he wasn't sure whether he was going to Saudi Arabia and has no direct plans at the moment to visit the kingdom 

The comments come as the White House has sounded more definitive about the trip 

 Biden told reporters after delivering remarks on the May jobs report, when asked about possible travel to Saudi Arabia 

Look, we're getting way ahead of ourselves here, Biden said when asked about such a meeting