Biden: Klobuchar, Harris, Booker 'all capable of being president'

Biden: Klobuchar, Harris, Booker 'all capable of being president'
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden says he will rejoin WHO on his first day in office Tammy Duckworth is the epitome of the American Dream Mexico's president uses US visit to tout ties with Trump MORE said his former rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination, Sens. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerData shows seven Senate Democrats have majority non-white staffs New Jersey incumbents steamroll progressive challengers in primaries Amy Kennedy wins NJ primary to face GOP's Van Drew MORE (D-N.J.), Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisDemocrats awash with cash in battle for Senate Tammy Duckworth hits back at Tucker Carlson: 'Walk a mile in my legs' The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Trump wants schools to reopen, challenged on 'harmless' COVID-19 remark MORE (D-Calif.) and Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharThe Hill's Coronavirus Report: Teachers' union President Randi Weingarten calls Trump administration plan to reopen schools 'a train wreck'; US surpasses 3 million COVID-19 cases The Hill's Coronavirus Report: DC's Bowser says protesters and nation were 'assaulted' in front of Lafayette Square last month; Brazil's Bolsonaro, noted virus skeptic, tests positive for COVID-19 Hillicon Valley: QAnon scores wins, creating GOP problem | Supreme Court upholds regulation banning robocalls to cellphones | Foreign hackers take aim at homebound Americans | Uber acquires Postmates MORE (D-Minn.), are “all capable of being president” when asked about possible running mates.

“They're all capable of being president,” Biden told NBC’s Gabe Gutierrez in an interview set to air on "NBC Nightly News" on Monday when asked if he had considered Booker or Harris, both of whom have endorsed him, for a spot on a possible Democratic ticket.

“And not just those, but Amy Klobuchar,” Biden added. “There's a whole range of people who have endorsed and all I can tell you is it would be presumptuous for me to decide who is going to be vice president. I'm not even the nominee yet.”


Klobuchar has also endorsed the former vice president.

“I have thought about it and I can tell you one thing. Whomever the vice president is, is going to be someone that has a relationship like Barack and I had where we are on the big issues strategically aligned,” Biden added, referring to former President Obama.

“We can disagree on tactic but we have to have the same strategic objectives, number one. And number two, my administration, were I fortunate enough to win the nomination, be elected, is going to look like the country from the vice presidency all the way through my cabinet and White House staff,” he said.

Biden also said he was looking to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for guidance when asked about whether campaigns should continue to hold rallies amid the spread of the coronavirus.

“If you notice in here, we did a fist bump, we didn't shake hands,” he told Gutierrez. “Well, I think that we're going to follow the recommendations of the experts … and if they conclude that there shouldn't be big indoor rallies then we'll stop big indoor rallies. We're going to do whatever they say.”