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

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenDonald Trump and Joe Biden create different narratives for the election Poll: Biden widens lead over Trump to 10 points Biden: 'We are a nation in pain, but we must not allow this pain to destroy us' 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 Booker Sunday shows preview: Leaders weigh in as country erupts in protest over George Floyd death Warren condemns 'horrific' Trump tweet on Minneapolis protests, other senators chime in Senate Dems press DOJ over coronavirus safety precautions in juvenile detention centers 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 WarrenThe Memo: Trump ratchets up Twitter turmoil Hillicon Valley: Twitter flags Trump tweet for 'glorifying violence' | Cruz calls for criminal investigation into Twitter over alleged sanctions violations | Senators urge FTC to investigate TikTok child privacy issues Warren condemns 'horrific' Trump tweet on Minneapolis protests, other senators chime in MORE (D-Mass.) and Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisStates respond with force amid another night of protests Protesters knock down White House security barricades as tensions mount over Floyd's death The Memo: Trump ratchets up Twitter turmoil 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.