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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 BidenTrump alludes to possible 2024 run in White House remarks Tiger King's attorney believes they're close to getting pardon from Trump Cruz urges Supreme Court to take up Pennsylvania election challenge MORE told The Dallas Morning News he's spoken to former Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian CastroJulian CastroJulian Castro announces relaunch of 'Adios Trump!' shirts to raise money for young immigrants Sanders says Democrats should have given more speaking time to progressives Castro says DNC should have put more Latino speakers on stage from beginning 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 WarrenOn The Money: McConnell offering new coronavirus relief bill | Biden introduces economic team, vows swift action on relief | Rare Mnuchin-Powell spat takes center stage at COVID-19 hearing Biden introduces economic team, vows swift action on struggling economy Louisville mayor declares racism a public health crisis 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 TrumpTrump alludes to possible 2024 run in White House remarks Trump threatens to veto defense bill over tech liability shield Tiger King's attorney believes they're close to getting pardon from Trump 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 BoltonPressure grows from GOP for Trump to recognize Biden election win Sunday shows - Virus surge dominates ahead of fraught Thanksgiving holiday Bolton calls on GOP leadership to label Trump's behavior 'inexcusable' 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?”