Joe Biden Just Committed To Picking A Woman As His Vice President

Candidate Joe Biden Delivers Remarks On Coronavirus Outbreak





    Topline: Former Vice President Joe Biden firmly committed to picking a woman as his vice presidential running mate⁠— with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) saying “in all likelihood” he would pick a woman as his⁠—during a heated Sunday night Democratic presidential debate taking place amid the burgeoning coronavirus pandemic. 
    • "I commit that I will, in fact, pick a woman to be vice president. There are a number of women qualified to be president tomorrow,” said Biden, adding, “I would pick a woman to be my vice president."
    • Biden also said he would nominate an African American woman to the Supreme Court, calling it “long overdue” and that “it’s required they have representation.”
    • Sanders, however, said he would “in all likelihood” choose a woman as his vice presidential pick, which was not as firm a guarantee as Biden’s.
    • NBC News reported earlier that former Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and former Democratic Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams were the top vice president picks for She The People, an influential organization for women of color.
    Crucial quote: “My cabinet, my administration will look like the country and I committed that I will pick a woman to be my vice president,” said Biden.
    Key background: Sunday’s Democratic debate took place under unusual circumstances, with the coronavirus pandemic forcing it to relocate from happening in front of an audience in Phoenix, Arizona, to a closed CNN studio in Washington, D.C. Biden, and Sanders greeted each other with an elbow bump, a greeting preferred for not being as likely to transmit germs, and proceeded to have a lively and sometimes heated debate. Biden quickly became the frontrunner after the Super Tuesday primaries, with Sanders ceding his earlier ground from the first state contests.

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