Atlanta mayor being vetted as possible Biden VP pick: report

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance BottomsKeisha Lance BottomsEverytown recruiting gun violence survivors to run for office An exhausting year takes toll on nation's mayors Why won't the national media cover the story Americans care about most? MORE (D) is among the women under consideration to be former Vice President BidenJoe BidenHouse Democrat threatens to vote against party's spending bill if HBCUs don't get more federal aid Overnight Defense & National Security — The Pentagon's deadly mistake Haitians stuck in Texas extend Biden's immigration woes MORE's running mate, according to a new report. 

Politico reported on Monday that Bottoms, along with Florida Rep. Val DemingsValdez (Val) Venita DemingsDemocratic donors hesitant on wading into Florida midterm fights Democrats fret over Trump-district retirements ahead of midterms First polls show mixed picture on Rubio-Demings race 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 TrumpOvernight Defense & National Security — The Pentagon's deadly mistake Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by Climate Power — Interior returns BLM HQ to Washington France pulls ambassadors to US, Australia in protest of submarine deal 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.