During a new interview with Joy Reid on MSNBC, Joe Biden teased 4 women he is considering for VP are black, but would not guarantee he would pick one of them.
According to the betting market of PredictIt, those 4 are most likely to be Kamala Harris, Susan Rice, Val Demings and either Karen Bass or Keisha Lance Bottoms.
Most believe Kamala Harris and Susan Rice are in the lead.
NBC News reports former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, told MSNBC on Monday that four Black women are on his shortlist for vice president — putting him closer to selecting a running mate a month before he accepts the party’s nomination.
Biden told MSNBC’s Joy Reid on the premiere of her prime-time show, “The ReidOut,” however, that he would not guarantee that a Black woman will be his running mate.
“I am not committed to naming any but the people I’ve named, and among them are four Black women,” Biden said.
If elected, Biden, 77, would be the oldest president-elect, which has put an intense focus on his pick for a running mate. Biden has spoken often of seeing himself as a transitional president, leading many political watchers to believe his running mate could eventually be the leader of the Democratic Party and, if Biden wins in November, the likely presidential nominee in 2024.
He said that it will take about six weeks to complete the vetting and that his campaign is doing a “detailed analysis” of contenders to narrow the list before next month’s nearly all-virtual convention in Milwaukee.
“Black women have supported me my whole career,” Biden said. “I have been loyal, and they have been loyal to me — and so it’s important that my administration, I promise you, will look like America.”
He added, “Both from vice president to Supreme Court to Cabinet positions to every major position in the White House. It’s critically important that be the case.”