Biden Denies Feeling Pressured To Choose a Black Woman as His Running Mate

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is shooting down the notion that he was pressured into choosing a Black woman to be his vice presidential pick. 

In his first joint-interview — set on air on Sunday night — with his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Biden was asked if he felt pressured to choose a woman of color to join the ticket.

ABC’s News’ Robin Roberts asked, “Did you feel pressure to select a Black woman?”

“No, I didn’t feel pressure to select a Black woman,” Biden said, adding, “The government should look like the people, look like the country. Fifty-one percent of the people in this country are women. As that old expression goes, ‘women hold up half the sky,’ and in order to be able to succeed, you’ve got to be dealt in across the board.”

He continued to say that despite their different life stories, they share similar values, “I cannot understand and fully appreciate what it means to walk in her shoes, to be an African-American woman, with Indian-American background, a child of immigrants.”

“She can’t assume exactly what it’s like to walk in my shoes. What we do know is we have the same value set,” he added.

He also described Harris as an “incredible woman” and said that of all the vice presidential contenders, Harris “fit the closest and the best.”

And he opened up a bit about one of the reasons he believed Harris was a good fit, “On the Judiciary Committee, which I used to chair for years, I watched her just insist on getting the answers, and not relented until she got the answers.”

“And so I just — it just seemed to fit,” he added.

Biden declared during the Democratic presidential primary that he would choose a woman to be his running mate, as IJR reported. In the months that followed, he faced pressure to choose a Black woman.

Responses

  1. True he wasn’t pressured he isn’t running the campaign Jill and Obama is. Why you think riots are called peaceful. Obama was always a civil rights leader. He said of course he will run a 2nd term even if they hid his body.

  2. Headline….
    “Biden Denies Feeling Pressured To Choose a Black Woman as His Running Mate“
    No worries there Camaro Harris isn’t black. She is, however, a nasty, mean spirited Jamaica/India mix woman. Nothing wrong with that but she needs to own it. She allows the Democrats to call her black. Isn’t she proud of her heritage?

  3. “She’s where she is because a small part of her has grown outsized in this day’s idiocy”

    You mean that hot little furry thing between her legs?

  4. “Now, every time a leftist group wants something, the blueprint is clear: get 100 fools to sign a demand and issue a personal threat to the person(s) in politics who can make it happen. ” Janis

    Janis is clearly confused about how the Democratic Party thinks and does things. For example, Joke Biden promised that IF a M4A bill ever got as far as his desk that he would veto it. ”Every time that a leftist group wants something? You are out to lunch, Janis, and you have no idea what you are talking about, because it sounds like you are just repeating what someone else has used to indoctrinate you.

    You will be less confused if you start thinking for yourself, Janis.

  5. Who does the left think they’re kidding? 100 black ‘leaders’ including actors, singers, and sports figures signed a document insisting that the DNC chose a black woman as Vice President. If they failed to do so, the ‘leaders’ promised Joe would lose the election.
    That’s clearly a threat, and the Biden camp submitted to it. Now, every time a leftist group wants something, the blueprint is clear: get 100 fools to sign a demand and issue a personal threat to the person(s) in politics who can make it happen. Shut down coal mines! De-fund charter schools! Get rid of the electoral college! Stack the SCOTUS with leftist justices! Pay $14 trillion in reparations! Open borders! Medicare for all! Free college!
    There are 330,000,000 people in the US. We cannot accept leaders who base decisions on what splinter groups tell him/her what to do. 100, my butt. What they really want is another Fidel, Putin, Xu.

  6. Joe had already announced his purely political move to nom a POC woman before the “black” mail letter from black leaders.

    Here’s what I wonder. If he had announced that he would pick a white man as VP would it be any less sexist, racist, or pandering?

    Color- and gender-blind qualifications BY MERIT anyone? MLK must be doing the Hammer dance in his grave.

  7. He can deny it all he wants just like he denies having dementia! You’re a pathetic
    old man Joe……Your son is a crackhead and a Deadbeat Dad. Nothing there to be proud of there!

  8. No pressure Joe, no pressure. Like trading the benefit of America to get a job for your whoring, drug induced son who doesn’t have enough money to support his kids from his real former marriage. No pressure there, for you. Like not wanting your children to go to a segregated school because they would get contaminated. No pressure there, they went to private schools. Like … Well the list is too long for this section. Joe, you are a trip.

  9. Cheryl: He picked a white woman, Harris (like SuperO before her) has a decent chunk of white in her.
    She’s where she is because a small part of her has grown outsized in this day’s idiocy.

  10. Start printing their posters ,,, Pee Pad & Knee Pad for president ,,, NEVER !!!

  11. He doesn’t even know that she’s not part American Indian? But heritage from the country India? Sad for Biden… and he didn’t feel pressured to have a woman of color be his VP pic? right…

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