Biden reveals four women he could pick as his running mate
White House hopeful former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden's right, we need policing reform now - the House should quickly take up his call to action Ohio is suddenly a 2020 battleground Biden wins Guam presidential primary MORE identified four women he could name as his pick for vice president if he wins the Democratic nomination.
At a town hall Friday night, Biden was asked about his pick, and he joked back to the questioner, “You. Are you available?” USA Today reported.
Biden did not provide any specific names, but he said several people are qualified, including "the former assistant attorney general who got fired," referring to former Deputy Attorney General Sally YatesSally Caroline YatesTop FBI lawyer resigns Senate Republicans issue first subpoena in Biden-Burisma probe READ: Susan Rice's email discussing Michael Flynn and Russia MORE; "the woman who should have been the governor of Georgia," referring to Stacey Abrams; and "the two senators from the state of New Hampshire," referring to Sens. Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenOn The Money: GOP turning against new round of ,200 rebate checks | Millions of Americans frustrated by delayed unemployment checks | Senate votes to give coronavirus relief program more flexibility GOP senator blocks bill giving flexibility to small-business loans but says deal near This week: Surveillance fight sets early test for House's proxy voting MORE (D) and Maggie HassanMargaret (Maggie) HassanGOP votes to give chairman authority to subpoena Obama officials Senators ask DeVos to adjust FAFSA form due to the coronavirus pandemic The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump spotted wearing a face mask MORE (D).
Yates was fired by President TrumpDonald John TrumpMitt Romney invokes late father during the Civil Rights Movement amid protests White House wanted to deploy 10,000 troops to control protests: reports Zuckerberg, Chan-funded scientists pen 'letter of concern' over Trump, misinformation MORE in 2017 after refusing to to defend his administration's travel ban. She was serving as the acting attorney general at the time.
Abrams, a former Georgia state lawmaker, came close to defeating Republican Brian Kemp for the Georgia governor’s seat in 2018. She said in a speech at the University of Iowa earlier this month that she would be “happy” to run as a vice presidential candidate.
Biden also discussed his time serving as former President Obama’s vice president. He said the most important factor is picking a running mate who aligns with you “philosophically,” USA Today reported.
"We were philosophically in agreement and we strategically agreed on everything. We disagreed on tactics sometimes. And a vice president cannot be in a position even in a cabinet meeting where he or she is taking on the president," Biden said.
"We’ve had arguments, we’ve shouted at each other in private, but we always completely trusted each other," he added.