Klobuchar Vows to Be ‘Highly Supportive’ of Whoever Biden Chooses for VP

As presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden narrows in on his vice presidential pick, there is no shortage of people voicing their opinion on who he should choose.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) says that she will be “highly supportive” of whoever Biden picks to be his running mate, and he has a large pool of impressive contenders to choose from.

During an interview on CNN on Monday, Klobuchar was asked her previous comments on Biden’s vice presidential search process, where she shared her belief that Biden should choose a woman of color to be his running mate.

CNN’s Poppy Harlow noted that Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) recently met with Biden, and asked, “What do you think, senator, an all-white ticket would say about the Democratic Party right now?”

“You know, Poppy, Joe Biden is going to pick the best person for that job. And there are so many incredibly qualified women — including the governor of Michigan — they are all qualified,” Klobuchar responded. 

She continued, “What I was trying to capture here was that this is a historic moment. It’s a historic moment because what’s been going on in our country — not just with George Floyd out of my state — but also with how we’ve seen so many African Americans, immigrant workers that have been hit so hard by this pandemic in outrageous numbers.”

“I can tell you, I think whoever he picks with the group he’s got, I will be highly supportive,” she added.

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Finally, Klobuchar was pressed on whether she still believes Biden should pick a woman of color to be his running mate.

She said, “I do. But, in the same breath, I said no matter who he picks, I will be supportive because he will pick the right person. And every single one of those women that he is considering right now are very good and would do an excellent job.”

Biden is expected to announce his running mate this week. He has previously vowed to choose a female running mate but has not promised that he would choose a woman of color.

Some of the reported candidates on his shortlist include Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), and former National Security Advisor Susan Rice.

He also met with Whitmer at his home in Wilmington, Delaware, reportedly his first in-person meeting with a vice-presidential contender. 

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  1. Old news. As a former Minnesotan, who moved out of that blue cesspool of a state, 5 months ago, I can attest that Amy Klobutcher has done absolutely NOTHING for Minnesota. Oh wait, she did let Derek Chauvin go for a previous police shooting. Dems don’t care about that anyway. Black Lies Matter.

  2. Screwtape, you’re wrong.
    BIDEN PICKS AUNT JEMIMA as his VP.
    After all she has the same qualification, a woman of color.

  3. “Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) says that she will be “highly supportive” of whoever Biden picks to be his running mate” Article

    But of course she will. She was told to drop out and she did, so of course she will back whoever is chosen as Veep, like a good lackey should.

  4. Wonder if she will be so supportive of Bass, if she is picked, when it hits the news that Bass in the 1970’s was an organizer of the pro-Cuban socialist organization Venceremos Brigade and when Castro died called him the
    “comandante el jefe” the commander in chief.

  5. Is Amy sucking up for a cabinet position? Hmmm. Nice shout-out to Gretchen “I am not a dictator” Whatsername. (it’s Whitmer)

    Nothing like the solidarity of wealthy, white women. They could be the next generation’s Pelosi/Feinstein.

  6. “You know, Poppy, Joe Biden is going to pick the best person for that job. And there are so many incredibly qualified women — including the governor of Michigan — they are all qualified,”

    Sure Amy, because picking by gender and skin color are in no way discriminatory. They also suck as criteria for the “best” unless you’re a racist/sexist. Oh wait.

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