Joe Biden Drops First Hint About Who He Might Choose As A Running Mate
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Speculation has been rife about who former Vice President Joe Biden might choose to be his 2020 running mate.
During an online campaign event on Wednesday, Sleep Joe slipped up big time and dropped a hint about who it might be.
Fox News reports:
Biden, at first virtual event as presumptive nominee, says he’s ‘coming for’ Kamala Harris
At a virtual town hall on Wednesday, just hours after Bernie Sanders dropped out of the presidential race, Joe Biden assumed the mantle of his party’s presumptive nominee — and, at a separate virtual fundraiser, the former vice president suggested that one-time rival Kamala Harris may play a big role in his campaign going forward.
Biden has not officially secured enough delegates to win the Democratic nomination, but he has already shifted into general election mode and recently promised to select a woman as his vice-presidential running mate, which narrows down the selection a bit.
The Hill reports these 3 names, among others, are likely at the top of Biden's shortlist:
- California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris
- Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren
- Minnesota Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar
The Hill adds:
Biden has emerged as the clear frontrunner for the Democratic nomination in recent weeks following sweeping victories on Super Tuesday and in later contests. He now leads his only remaining competitor, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), in most polls of remaining primary states.
Along with Sanders, Biden has been forced from the campaign trail in recent days due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, instead opting for virtual campaign events such as Sunday's phone call.
During the Democratic primary debate last month, Biden vowed that his eventual choice of a running mate would be a woman.
After vowing to nominate a black woman to the Supreme Court, Biden then added: “Secondly, if I’m elected president, my Cabinet, my administration will look like the country, and I commit that I will, in fact, appoint a woman to be vice president. There are a number of women qualified to be president tomorrow. I would pick a woman to be my vice president.”