Buttigieg: Harris 'deserves to be under anybody's consideration' for vice president

Buttigieg: Harris 'deserves to be under anybody's consideration' for vice president
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South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegReuters poll finds Sanders cutting Biden national lead to single digits Biden says he'll adopt plans from Sanders, Warren Buttigieg guest-hosts for Jimmy Kimmel: 'I've got nothing else going on' MORE (D) said on Thursday that former fellow presidential candidate Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisHillicon Valley: Apple rolls out coronavirus screening app, website | Pompeo urged to crack down on coronavirus misinformation from China | Senators push FTC on price gouging | Instacart workers threaten strike Democratic Senators urge FTC to prevent coronavirus price gouging Democratic senators call on FDA to drop restrictions on blood donations from men who have sex with men MORE (D-Calif.) deserves to be considered as a potential vice presidential pick. 

"I think she deserves to be under anybody's consideration. She's a formidable leader," Buttigieg told NBC News when asked whether he was considering Harris as a potential running mate.

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"I have enormous respect for Senator Harris," he said. "I think that she brought a great deal to the race, and she'll continue to bring a great deal and her leadership to the country. I don't think it's appropriate for me to name — it's very premature before the Iowa caucus for me to name-check anybody for the future." 

Buttigieg is not the only presidential candidate to say Harris should be under consideration for vice president. 

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenFighting a virus with the wrong tools Trump bucks business on Defense Production Act Overnight Health Care — Presented by PCMA — US coronavirus cases hit 100,000 | Trump signs T stimulus package | Trump employs defense powers to force GM to make ventilators | New concerns over virus testing MORE said on Wednesday that he would consider Harris as a potential running mate. 

"Of course I would," Biden told reporters. "She is solid. She can be president someday herself. She can be the vice president. She can go on to be a Supreme Court justice. She can be an attorney general. She has enormous capability." 

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenHillicon Valley: Apple rolls out coronavirus screening app, website | Pompeo urged to crack down on coronavirus misinformation from China | Senators push FTC on price gouging | Instacart workers threaten strike Democratic Senators urge FTC to prevent coronavirus price gouging Democratic senators call on FDA to drop restrictions on blood donations from men who have sex with men MORE (D-Mass.) also said she would consider Harris as a potential vice president. 

“Oh yeah. I mean look, Kamala Harris would be on any Democrat’s short list. She’s smart, she’s confident," Warren told MSNBC's Lawrence O'DonnellLawrence Francis O'DonnellTrevor Noah mocks Kamala Harris for 'hostage-style video' endorsement of Biden Bloomberg debate joke about 'Naked Cowboy' prompts Twitter trend Warren ad claims Trump fears her most MORE

Harris dropped out of the crowded Democratic primary field earlier this week, citing financial difficulties in her campaign. 

The senator was viewed widely as a potential front-runner before she entered the race, with some drawing comparisons between her and former President Obama.