In separate appearances, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren and Stacy Abrams have all confirmed their interested in being Joe Biden’s VP.
Joe Biden has committed to picking a woman as his running mate.
People reports after the Democratic Party spent more than a year narrowing its search for a presidential candidate to Joe Biden, another question looms ahead of November’s general election: Who will be Biden’s running mate, which he has said will be a woman?
“I would be honored if I were being considered,” California Sen. Kamala Harris told MSNBC on Thursday.
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren felt similarly.
“Yes,” she answered when MSNBC asked her the same day if she would serve as Biden’s vice president.
Georgia politician Stacey Abrams, a former legislator there who lost a highly contested election to governor in 2018, has also thrown her hat in the ring
“I would be an excellent running mate,” Abrams told Elle in a profile published Tuesday, touting her qualifications and adding, “I am ready to help advance an agenda of restoring America’s place in the world. If I am selected, I am prepared and excited to serve.”
While Abrams didn’t try for the presidency, Harris and Warren ran against one another, Biden and various other candidates in the 2020 Democratic primary campaign.
Harris dropped out late last year; Warren left the race in March as the former vice president made a dramatic comeback to all but clench the Democratic nomination with a string of big wins over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who ended his bid earlier this month. (The nomination will officially be announced later this year at the party’s national convention.)
Biden, 77, has since pledged that he’ll pick a woman as his running mate against President Donald Trump, shooting down questions this week about whether he’d consider New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo — whose popularity has risen throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
“I think he’s a great guy, but I also think that it’s important that there be a woman,” Biden said during a CNN town hall on Thursday. “There’s plenty of women with the experience and with the capability of being president tomorrow. And I think it’s important that we begin to have my administration, God-willing, is going to look like America, and I genuinely mean that.”