Published 11: 00 a.m. ET April 16, 2020| Upgraded 1: 38 p.m. ET April 16, 2020
Former President Barack Obama, who has actually remained neutral for the whole of the 2020 Democratic primary, endorsed his former vice president, Joe Biden.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren stated without hesitation Wednesday that she would be previous Vice President Joe Biden’s running mate if the presumptive Democratic candidate asked her.
The senator from Massachusetts, one of Biden’s chief rivals for the nomination before dropping out of the race after the Super Tuesday primary contests, told MSNBC host Rachel Maddow that she has actually had discussions with Biden about the future of the country for several years.
” Now that I’m no longer in the presidential race, I have actually had a possibility to resume a lot of those and to start a bunch of brand-new ones,” Warren said. “Because, look, we both desire the exact same thing. We desire this nation to work and we desire it to work for everyone.”
Warren, who did not officially back Biden until Wednesday, stated she wanted “to assist in any way I can” with Biden’s project.
” We have seen the importance of having a leader that we can count on in a crisis. It’s not Donald Trump. It is Joe Biden,” Warren stated.
” If he asked you to be his running mate, would you state yes?” Maddow asked.
” Yes,” Warren answered.
Joe Biden needs his Joe Biden: Here’s a take a look at the females who might be on his vice governmental shortlist
Throughout a CNN dispute last month, Biden promised to select a lady as his running mate, which would mark only the 3rd time a woman has actually been on the ticket for a major political party. He has said he has actually narrowed the list to about a dozen prospects and wishes to begin the vetting process this month.
Warren is believed to be on that list, as are previous 2020 governmental contenders Sens. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Kamala Harris of California.
Biden has said that Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer — who has acquired national attention for butting heads with Trump in the middle of her state’s fight versus the coronavirus break out — is also on his list of potential running mates. Whitmer has actually indicated she would be open to the offer.
” I am literally spending every ounce of energy combating COVID-19 and protecting individuals of my state,” Whitmer said when SiriusXM host Dean Obeidallah asked what she would say if Biden asked her to be his vice president.
” I think the world of Joe Biden. You know, I would do just about anything for Joe Biden and to be even discussed amongst the sensational quality of women leaders across the nation, that in and of itself is an honor.”
Stacey Abrams, who came up short in her 2018 project for Georgia guv, has actually also made it clear she would more than happy to be on Biden’s ticket.
” I would be honored,” Abrams informed Elle publication. “I would be an outstanding running mate.”
” I am all set to help advance an agenda of restoring America’s place on the planet. If I am selected, I am prepared and ecstatic to serve.”
Contributing: Rebecca Morin
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