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

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenFacebook, Twitter CEOs to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 17 Sanders hits back at Trump's attack on 'socialized medicine' Senate GOP to drop documentary series days before election hitting China, Democrats over coronavirus 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 BookerDemocratic senators unveil bill to ban discrimination in financial services industry Obama endorses Espy in Mississippi Senate race Durbin says he will run for No. 2 spot if Dems win Senate majority 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 WarrenFinal debate: War Admiral vs. Seabiscuit Biden defends his health plan from Trump attacks Progressives blast Biden plan to form panel on Supreme Court reform MORE (D-Mass.) and Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisSanders hits back at Trump's attack on 'socialized medicine' Watch live: Biden participates in HBCU homecoming Jennifer Aniston: 'It's not funny to vote for Kanye' 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.