Booker: 'I'm not taking anything off the table' on possible VP nomination

Booker: 'I'm not taking anything off the table' on possible VP nomination
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Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerBooker ahead of Trump impeachment trial: 'History has its eyes on us' Sunday shows preview: Lawmakers gear up for Senate impeachment trial DNC announces new criteria for New Hampshire debate MORE (D-N.J.) on Tuesday signaled that he’d be open to a spot on the 2020 Democratic ticket as vice president, a day after he ended his campaign for the White House. 

Booker told "CBS This Morning” that he’s “not taking anything off the table” in regard to a potential vice presidential bid but added that he’s had no conversations about it so far. 

“But my focus really is New Jersey and my state,” he said.


Then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonNYT editorial board endorses Warren, Klobuchar for Democratic nomination for president Sanders v. Warren is just for insiders Alan Dershowitz: Argument president cannot be impeached for abusing power a 'strong one' MORE had Booker on her shortlist for the position on the 2016 ticket. She ultimately chose Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineIran resolution supporters fear impeachment will put it on back burner House war powers sponsor expects to take up Senate version of resolution Sens. Kaine, Lee: 'We should not be at war with Iran unless Congress authorizes it' MORE (D-Va.) for the spot.

Booker said Tuesday he was “pleased” he was vetted as one of Clinton’s choices. 

The senator also said that he would consider endorsing a candidate in the primary, but did not signal any that he’s leaning toward. 

"I definitely will consider it, 100 percent. Right now, I am gonna take a breather,” Booker said. “I'm gonna focus on the impeachment trials. And I have a reelection campaign.”

Booker ended his campaign Monday, acknowledging that he no longer had the resources to continue in the race. 

“It was a difficult decision to make, but I got in this race to win, and I’ve always said I wouldn’t continue if there was no longer a path to victory,” Booker said in an email to supporters.