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

Democratic front-runner and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHarris to host virtual Hollywood campaign event co-chaired by Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling Trump plans to accept Republican nomination from White House lawn US seizes four vessels loaded with Iranian fuel 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 CuomoChris CuomoCouncil revokes license of New Jersey gym whose owners defied coronavirus order Defiant NJ gym owners to CNN's Cuomo: 'We're being villainized' Chris Cuomo blasts Trump over photo with Goya products: 'In the middle of a pandemic, they're selling beans' 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 BookerOn The Money: Pelosi, Mnuchin talk but make no progress on ending stalemate | Trump grabs 'third rail' of politics with payroll tax pause | Trump uses racist tropes to pitch fair housing repeal to 'suburban housewife' The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden, Harris make first public appearance as running mates Booker hits back at Trump tweet, mocks misspelling of name 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 HarrisHarris to host virtual Hollywood campaign event co-chaired by Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling Democrats hammer Trump for entertaining false birther theory about Harris Hillicon Valley: 'Fortnite' owner sues Apple after game is removed from App Store | Federal agencies seize, dismantle cryptocurrency campaigns of major terrorist organizations 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."