Clyburn: It Is Not a ‘Must’ for Biden to Pick a Women of Color for His Running Mate

As Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, is searching for a running mate, Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) is weighing in on the decision. 

“I think having a woman on the ticket is a must,” Clyburn said in an interview with NBC News on Wednesday. 

However, he added, “I’m among those who feel that it would be great for him to select a woman of color. But that is not a must.”

“I think that he should be informed in this decision by the vetting and the polling. And I think he should be guided by his head and his heart,” he said. 

Clyburn’s comments come as Biden said he is beginning the process of vetting candidates to be his running mate, as IJR has reported.

While Clyburn has said he does not believe that Biden has to choose a woman of color, other Democrats have said they think it would be an important signal.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said, “To have our first female vice president, and to have that be a woman of color is a significant milestone.”

Additionally, former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D) weighed in on the matter, “I would share your concern about not picking a woman of color. Because women of color — particularly black women — are the strongest part of the Democratic Party.”

 “We need a ticket that reflects the diversity of America,” she added.

Responses

  1. EVERY DIM nominee would make a BETTER dummy sitting on a ventriloquist’ knee than a politician. We are so fuc*ed

  2. Quit dancing around the fact that YOUR political party has SHIT for their nominees

  3. “IF, and I hope that is NEVER, AOC or Stacey Abrams would be the nominee of whatever political party they belong”. You KNOW EXACTLY what political party they belong to, philly. YOURS

  4. If Joe wants the DNC’s money he better pick a woman, if he wants more of the DNC’s money it better be a woman of color, right Joe?

  5. IF, and I hope that is NEVER, AOC or Stacey Abrams would be the nominee of whatever political party they belong, THEN and only THEN, do they have the responsibility for selecting the running mate. The process is CLEAR. The DEMOCRAT and the REPUBLICAN electorate select the nominee and the NOMINEE selects THEIR running mate.

    The selection of the running mate is an indicator of the judgement the nominee would bring to the office. It is very nice of Bradley to share what 3 individuals’ opinions are, BUT they are OPINIONS and everyone has one. Joe Biden has been VP and he has been in Congress, so he is very well qualified to pick a running mate that can fulfill the duties HE would expect of his VP.

    1. “Joe Biden has been VP and he has been in Congress, so he is very well qualified to pick a running mate that can fulfill the duties HE would expect of his VP.” I guess the first DUTY would be to complete his incoherent sentences for him. Their SECOND duty would be to wake him up when he falls asleep during a press conference. philly, your can’tdidate really SUCKS.

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