Joe Biden teased a couple possible running mate picks at a recent Iowa town hall.
Both are women – Obama’s Deputy AG Sally Yates, and failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.
As you may recall, there was speculation that Joe Biden might announce Abrams as his ticket right out of the gate when running.
While these rumors turned out to not be true, it has not stopped speculation that Biden is eyeing Abrams as a potential running mate and these remarks certainly will only amplify the notion a Biden-Abrams ticket is a possibility.
Stacey Abrams is known to have at least $200k in personal debt.
Per USAToday, at a town hall, Biden was asked who his vice presidential pick would be if he wins the Democratic nomination.
“You. Are you available?” Biden joked to the questioner, before giving a serious answer.
Biden didn’t name anyone specifically but said there are a number of people who are qualified.
“I could start naming people but the press will think that’s who I picked,” he said, before obliquely referring to several potential candidates.
His list included “the former assistant attorney general who got fired,” referring to Sally Yates; “the woman who should have been the governor of Georgia,” referring to Stacey Abrams; and “the two senators from the state of New Hampshire,” referring to U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan.
Yates garnered national attention in 2017 when President Donald Trump fired her from the U.S. Justice Department for refusing to defend his administration’s travel ban. She was acting U.S. attorney general at the time.
Abrams, a former state lawmaker in Georgia, came close to winning that state’s gubernatorial election last year and said in Iowa this month that she would be “happy” to run as a vice presidential nominee.
CNN Video from March 21, 2019.
CNN’s @VanJones68 says the idea of a possible Joe Biden-Stacey Abrams ticket is “a good signal from Biden that he cares about diversity,” but it’s “very, very risky" to select a running mate this early. https://t.co/8kRfUKDnJw pic.twitter.com/JFmLeMMHoh
— CNN (@CNN) March 21, 2019
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