Sanders campaign co-chair says Warren would be 'outstanding choice' for VP

Rep. Ro KhannaRohit (Ro) KhannaThe Hill's Coronavirus Report: BIO's Michelle McMurry-Heath says 400 projects started in 16 weeks in biotech firms to fight virus, pandemic unemployment total tops 43 million The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Rep. Val Demings calls for a new DOJ Office of Police Standards; Trump, GOP to pull convention from NC Calls for police reform sparks divisions in Congress MORE (D-Calif.), one of Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Trump signs order removing environmental reviews for major projects | New Trump air rule will limit future pollution regulations, critics say | DNC climate group calls for larger federal investment on climate than Biden plan Google: Chinese and Iranian hackers targeting Biden, Trump campaigns Sanders: Police departments that violate civil rights should lose federal funding MORE's (I-Vt.) campaign co-chairs, said on Friday that Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenGeorge Floyd protests show corporations must support racial and economic equality It's time to shut down industrial animal farming The Hill's Morning Report - Protesters' defiance met with calls to listen MORE (D-Mass.) would be an "outstanding choice" for vice president.

"I mean, I've said Sen. Warren would be an outstanding choice," Khanna said on MSNBC. "There will be other outstanding choices."

The congressman added he would advise Sanders to pick a woman as his running mate.

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Khanna's comments come after Warren withdrew from the Democratic primary race Thursday after failing to gain traction in the states to votes so far, including placing third in her home state of Massachusetts. Like Sanders, Warren ran on a progressive platform, supporting policies such as "Medicare for All."

Warren declined to immediately endorse Sanders or former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenOVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Murkowski, Mattis criticism ratchets up pressure on GOP over Trump| Esper orders hundreds of active-duty troops outside DC sent home day after reversal | Iran releases US Navy veteran Michael White Davis: 72 hours cementing the real choice for November OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Trump signs order removing environmental reviews for major projects | New Trump air rule will limit future pollution regulations, critics say | DNC climate group calls for larger federal investment on climate than Biden plan MORE, the two major remaining candidates in the race.

When asked about the possibility of being Sanders's running mate by MSNBC's Rachel MaddowRachel Anne MaddowWebb: The modern age of dissent versus riot Cable news audience numbers jump amid coronavirus, protests Demings: 'America is on fire' and Trump 'is walking around with gasoline' MORE on Thursday, Warren responded: "Look, the job of senator is a good job. As a matter of fact, the job of teacher is a good job."

Biden emerged from Super Tuesday as the front-runner, winning 10 of 14 states and overtaking Sanders in the number of pledged delegates.