Booker: ‘I’m not taking anything off the table’ on possible VP nomination
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.
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— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) January 14, 2020
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.
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