Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said on Monday that if he gets the Democratic nomination, he “would look to women first” when picking a running mate.
“They would be women by the way who hold my political views,” he told Fox News’s Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum at a town hall in Dearborn, Mich.
Sanders floated fellow progressive Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) as a potential running mate in 2016, calling her a champion for working families and taking on Wall Street.
However, Warren, who dropped out of the 2020 presidential race last week, has not shown any signs she is ready to endorse in this year’s presidential race.
Sanders’s comments come after his rival, former Vice President Joe Biden, floated the names of potential running mates Monday.
“They’re all capable of being president,” Biden told NBC’s Gabe Gutierrez in an interview set to air on “NBC Nightly News” on Monday when asked if he had considered Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) or Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), both of whom have endorsed him after ending their own presidential bids, for a spot on a possible Democratic ticket.
“And not just those, but [Sen.] Amy Klobuchar [D-Minn.],” Biden added. “There’s a whole range of people who have endorsed and all I can tell you is it would be presumptuous for me to decide who is going to be vice president. I’m not even the nominee yet.”
Author: Julia Manchester
Source: The Hill: Sanders: I ‘would look to women first’ when looking for running mate