Amy Klobuchar Bows out as a Potential Running Mate to Joe Biden

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) is bowing out as a potential running mate pick for 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

“After what I’ve seen in my state and what I’ve seen across the country, this is a historic moment and America must seize on this moment,” Klobuchar said on MSNBC Thursday evening. “I truly believe, as I actually told the vice president last night when I called him, that I think that this is a moment to put a woman of color on that ticket.”

She continued to stay “if you want to heal this nation,” then “this is sure a hell of a way to do it.”

The Minnesota lawmaker’s remarks come as many are observing Juneteenth, which celebrates the emancipation of African American slaves. It also comes amid weeks of protests to demand an end to police brutality and racism.

Watch Klobuchar’s interview below:

Biden officially took ahold of the Democratic presidential nomination in early July.

The former vice president has vowed to choose a woman as his running mate.

Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) has also pushed for Biden to choose a woman of color. He previously said, “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.”

Additionally, others have weighed in on the topic, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), who said, “To have our first female vice president, and to have that be a woman of color is a significant milestone.”

Several women have expressed openness to becoming Biden’s running mate, including former Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice, who said she “certainly would say yes.” Additionally, other potential picks include former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), among others.

Biden previously shared that he hopes to select his vice presidential pick on August 1.

“I want to make sure that … whoever I have has some qualities that I don’t possess as well as is willing to, in fact, tell me the truth but also do it in a way that is between the two of us, between her and me, so that they can, in fact, be completely candid with me because I want to have people around me that have strengths and capacities I don’t,” Biden said during a virtual fundraiser on May 27.

Responses

  1. Who can blame her, would you want to be the “asterisk President”, which is what will happen to any VP that succeeds Biden.

    Wouldn’t be all that shocked to learn that Las Vegas odds are that he won’t finish his first term.

    1. I suspect Biden must be healthier than you suggest, and Klobuchar knows it. Otherwise, Amy would be eager to be number 2, and not suggesting that anonymous random black ladies would do just as well.

      1. This move fits the DNC’s narrative of sidelining progressives (E. Warren) as much as possible. Klobuchar was the most likely pick, but all eyes are on Kamala Harris, now. Personally, I would accept Rep. Barbara Jean Lee, but my pick would be Nina Turner. She would make an awesome Veep. Neither of them will likely be picked, though, because Harris fits their narrative as much as Klobuchar ever could.

        1. Val Demings. Flip Florida, and Trump’s goose is cooked. Being an ex-police chief gives her credibility among certain parts of the electorate, and being on the impeachment squad showed she had the gravitas for a serious, high-exposure job and political campaign.

          1. Val Demings would be a strategic pick, but she fits the typical DNC narrative of favoring conservatives or military personnel as politicians. Demings has NO endorsements from liberal women’s rights groups that I saw. We need more variety and more progressive politicians and few could be more progressive than Nina Turner.

  2. The trumpukelican Caucasian n*ggers will be PISSED.

    ” A woman on a ticket for President and Vice President

    is bad enough but an AFRICA AMERICAN WOMAN ?

    No way !!!!!!!

    Even if she were Jesus’ mother. ”

    The fear and hate will be off the charts.

  3. “”I think that this is a moment to put a woman of color on that ticket.” because I sure can’t fight the light shone on my bad decisions in my past.” Amy Klobuchar

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