Biden says he would consider Castro, O'Rourke for VP, Cabinet positions

Biden says he would consider Castro, O'Rourke for VP, Cabinet positions
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenLev Parnas implicates Rick Perry, says Giuliani had him pressure Ukraine to announce Biden probe Ex-Obama official on Sanders-Warren feud: 'I don't think it played out well for either of them' Parnas says he doesn't think that Joe Biden did anything wrong regarding Ukraine MORE told The Dallas Morning News he's spoken to former Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian CastroJulian CastroBiden says he would consider Castro, O'Rourke for VP, Cabinet positions Joaquin Castro follows brother in backing Warren Deval Patrick knocks lack of diversity in Democratic debate MORE and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) since their exits from the Democratic presidential race and would consider both of them for cabinet positions.

“I would consider either or both of them. I’ve spoken to each of them,” Biden said of the two Texans. “My plea to both of them is that they stay engaged. They are talented, talented people.”

Castro, since exiting the race, has endorsed Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenEx-Obama official on Sanders-Warren feud: 'I don't think it played out well for either of them' Former Vermont Governor: Sanders 'will play dirty' Hill.TV's Krystal Ball rips Warren over feud with Sanders MORE (D-Mass.) and campaigned with her. Castro and Biden were at odds in a September 2019 Democratic primary debate when the former HUD secretary asked Biden if he was “forgetting what you said two minutes ago” as Biden discussed the details of his health care plan.

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In the interview, Biden also discussed calls from Republican senators for his son Hunter Biden to testify in the Senate trial of President TrumpDonald John TrumpLev Parnas implicates Rick Perry, says Giuliani had him pressure Ukraine to announce Biden probe Saudi Arabia paid 0 million for cost of US troops in area Parnas claims ex-Trump attorney visited him in jail, asked him to sacrifice himself for president MORE, who was impeached partly in connection with his attempts to persuade Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate the younger Biden’s seat on the board of directors of Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma.

The elder Biden said his son should not testify, and that the prospect of Hunter Biden testifying in exchange for testimony by former national security adviser John BoltonJohn BoltonParnas says he doesn't think that Joe Biden did anything wrong regarding Ukraine Parnas: Environment around Trump 'like a cult' Collins says she's 'likely' to support calling witnesses for impeachment trial MORE “doesn’t make any sense.”

“[Trump] got himself in trouble, in the beginning of this whole thing, by trying to get a foreign government to say something that wasn’t true,” Biden added. “Did he do that, or didn’t he do that?”