Atlanta mayor being vetted as possible Biden VP pick: report

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (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 DemingsLiberal veterans group urges Biden to name Duckworth VP Democrats seize on Florida pandemic response ahead of general election Progressive groups urge Biden to tap Warren as running mate 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 TrumpProtesters tear down statue of Christopher Columbus in Baltimore 'Independence Day' star Bill Pullman urges Americans to wear a 'freedom mask' in July 4 PSA Protesters burn American flag outside White House after Trump's July Fourth address 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.