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

Rep. Ro KhannaRohit (Ro) KhannaTech antitrust bills create strange bedfellows in House markup Democrats fear they are running out of time on Biden agenda Public option fades with little outcry from progressives MORE (D-Calif.), one of Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSenators say White House aides agreed to infrastructure 'framework' Briahna Joy Gray: Biden is keeping the filibuster to have 'a Joe Manchin presidency' On The Money: Biden to fire FHFA director after Supreme Court removes restriction | Yellen pleads with Congress to raise debt ceiling MORE's (I-Vt.) campaign co-chairs, said on Friday that Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenSchumer vows to advance two-pronged infrastructure plan next month Overnight Health Care: CDC panel meets on vaccines and heart inflammation | Health officials emphasize vaccine is safe | Judge rules Missouri doesn't have to implement Medicaid expansion Democrats urge Biden to extend moratorium on student loan payments 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.


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 BidenSchumer vows to advance two-pronged infrastructure plan next month Biden appoints veteran housing, banking regulator as acting FHFA chief Iran claims U.S. to lift all oil sanctions but State Department says 'nothing is agreed' 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 MaddowDemocratic group launches seven-figure ad campaign on voting rights bill GOP's attacks on Fauci at center of pandemic message Fauci hits back at GOP criticism over emails: 'It's all nonsense' 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.