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

Greg Nash

Sen. Cory Booker (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 Clinton had Booker on her shortlist for the position on the 2016 ticket. She ultimately chose Sen. Tim Kaine (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.

Tags 2020 Democrats Cory Booker Hillary Clinton Tim Kaine vice presidential candidates White House

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