Biden: 'I think it'd be great to have a female VP'

Democratic front-runner and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenJoe Biden lost his fastball — can he get it back before South Carolina? Where the 2020 Democrats stand on taxes Bloomberg hits Sanders supporters in new ad MORE did not shut the door on the idea of having a woman as his 2020 running mate in an interview on Friday, saying it would be great to have a female vice president. 

"I think it'd be great to have a female VP, and if I don't win, it'd be great to have a female president," Biden told CNN's Chris CuomoChristopher (Chris) Charles CuomoTrump takes shot at Cuomo's brother ahead of Oval Office meeting Buttigieg: It was 'disgraceful' to hear Trump's attacks on Romney Media's selective outrage exposed in McSally-Raju kerfuffle MORE on Thursday.

"The question is whose issues are best prepared in their wheelhouse, they've demonstrated they know how to deal with them," he continued.

Biden said that while he believes a Democratic ticket can win without having a woman, he said he thinks it would be a plus to have a woman on the ticket. 


Having a woman on the 2020 Democratic presidential ticket has been viewed as a priority for a number of Democratic presidential hopefuls, including Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerSpeculation swirls around whether Bloomberg will make Las Vegas debate stage Conway: Trump is 'toying with everybody' by attacking Bloomberg for stop-and-frisk comments Democratic rivals sharpen attacks as Bloomberg rises MORE (D-N.J.), who has vowed to pick a woman for his running mate if he wins the nomination. 

The former vice president also did not shut the door on picking Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisConway: Trump is 'toying with everybody' by attacking Bloomberg for stop-and-frisk comments The Hill's Campaign Report: New challenges for 2020 Dems in Nevada, South Carolina Beleaguered Biden turns to must-win South Carolina MORE (D-Calif.), who went after Biden for his record on school busing in the first Democratic debate, as a running mate. 

"Look, one of the things I'm not going to get into because it got news before, is when I was asked, I don't even have the nomination, and I'm presuming who I might pick as a vice president," he said when asked if he would choose Harris. "That's easily flipped on me in saying Biden's being arrogant. Biden thinks I'll have him as my vice president. So I'm not going to comment on any individual."