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

Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), one of Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) campaign co-chairs, said on Friday that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (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 Biden, the two major remaining candidates in the race.

When asked about the possibility of being Sanders’s running mate by MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow 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.

Tags 2020 Democratic presidential primaries 2020 general election Bernie Sanders Democratic Party vice presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren Joe Biden Rachel Maddow Ro Khanna
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