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 BookerJudge whose son was killed by gunman: 'Federal judiciary is under attack' Biden budget pick sparks battle with GOP Senate Policy center calls for new lawmakers to make diverse hires 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 ClintonHillary and Chelsea Clinton to host series based on their book 'Gutsy Women' Democrats see spike in turnout among Asian American, Pacific Islander voters Biden officially announces ex-Obama official Brian Deese as top economic adviser MORE had Booker on her shortlist for the position on the 2016 ticket. She ultimately chose Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineOvernight Defense: Lawmakers release compromise defense bill in defiance of Trump veto threat | Senate voting next week on blocking UAE arms sale | Report faults lack of training, 'chronic fatigue' in military plane crashes Senate to vote next week on blocking Trump's UAE arms sale Congress set for chaotic year-end sprint 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.