Atlanta mayor being vetted as possible Biden VP pick: report

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance BottomsKeisha Lance BottomsSunday shows preview: Trump, Biden gear up for final sprint to Election Day Atlanta school board committee recommends renaming Henry W. Grady High School after Ida B. Wells COVID-19 — is everyone receiving the benefits of urban parks equally? MORE (D) is among the women under consideration to be former Vice President Biden's running mate, according to a new report. 

Politico reported on Monday that Bottoms, along with Florida Rep. Val DemingsValdez (Val) Venita DemingsDisney to lay off 28,000 employees Florida Democrat introduces bill to recognize Puerto Rico statehood referendum Sunday shows - Trump team defends coronavirus response MORE (D), are under consideration for the Democratic ticket.

Bottoms has garnered national attention amid the coronavirus pandemic, notably criticizing Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) for being one of the first states to reopen. 


She has also been a vocal voice amid the protests over the police killing of George Floyd. Bottoms criticized President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump admin to announce coronavirus vaccine will be covered under Medicare, Medicaid: report Election officials say they're getting suspicious emails that may be part of malicious attack on voting: report McConnell tees up Trump judicial pick following Supreme Court vote MORE's response to his death on CNN on Sunday, saying she was "simply disgusted" with Trump for invoking Floyd's name while discussing economic gains after a better-than-expected employment report on Friday. 

Biden, who has pledged to choose a female running mate, has come under pressure to pick a woman of color amid the nationwide discussion on race. 

Specifically, the issue of reforming police forces has garnered nationwide attention. A majority of the Minneapolis City Council voted to disband the local police department and replace the office with what members have said will be a new model of public safety.