Biden says there are four women qualified to be president who aren't running

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenJulián Castro: It's time for House Democrats to 'do something' about Trump Warren: Congress is 'complicit' with Trump 'by failing to act' Sanders to join teachers, auto workers striking in Midwest MORE answered a question about who he was considering for a potential running mate by saying there are four women not running who are qualified to be president.
 
“There are a lot of really qualified people running, including the people running in the race, but I can think of at least six or seven people, four of whom are women, who in fact ... aren’t in the race, who are totally qualified to be president," Biden told Noticias Telemundo in an interview that aired Tuesday.
 
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He did not specify who the qualified people not running are.

Biden also said he would be open to picking a Latino vice presidential candidate. 

"Well, of course, I would. There's no reason why that would not be the case," he said. "Look, I learned one thing about being vice president. You have to be simpatico with the president. No president can handle the job himself or herself. … And they have to be able to delegate power. And when they delegate presidential power, the authority to make decisions.”

The comments come as calls for increasing diversity at all levels of the Democratic Party grow louder. 

Biden's fellow Democratic contender, Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony Booker2020 Democrats defend climate priorities in MSNBC forum MSNBC Climate Change Forum draws 1.3M viewers in 8 pm timeslot Iowa Steak Fry to draw record crowds for Democrats MORE (D-N.J.) pledged in April to pick a female running mate. 

“No matter what, I’m looking you in the eye and saying this: There will be a woman on the ticket. I don’t know if it’s in the vice president’s position or in the president’s position,” Booker said.

Six women are running for president, with Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren: Congress is 'complicit' with Trump 'by failing to act' Sanders to join teachers, auto workers striking in Midwest Pelosi wants to change law to allow a sitting president to be indicted MORE (D-Mass.) and Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisTrump reignites court fight with Ninth Circuit pick MSNBC Climate Change Forum draws 1.3M viewers in 8 pm timeslot Iowa Steak Fry to draw record crowds for Democrats MORE (D-Calif.) scoring the highest in the polls. 

However, Biden has held the race's front-runner position since he announced his candidacy in April.