Elizabeth Warren Still Under Consideration To Be Biden's VP
Jun 19 2020
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has announced that he will be joined by his "friend" and former USA president Barack Obama for the first virtual fundraiser next week.
"When a president speaks, no matter how good or bad he is, people listen", the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee said of his opponent. Among the group still in contention: Sens. Kamala Harris, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, and former national security adviser Susan Rice.
Harris and Warren have been viewed as the top contenders for the No. 2 spot since their own presidential campaigns ended.
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The three have passed an initial round of scrutiny by Biden's vice presidential search committee and have been asked to turn over reams of documents, including financial disclosures and past writings. Biden has had various public and private interactions with numerous women his vetting committee has considered thus far, but has not yet had any formal one-on-one interviews expressly to discuss the No. 2 spot on the ticket. Those are not expected for several weeks.
The former president officially endorsed Biden in April after Senator Bernie Sanders, Biden's last serious competitor, dropped out and threw his support behind the former DE senator. She has never held elected office, but she has extensive experience in foreign policy, including as the United States' ambassador to the United Nations. She's also been an outspoken critic of the Trump administration since leaving the White House and considered running for U.S. Senate in Maine.
The former vice president praised Warren's presidential campaign, which he said "changed the dialogue of this country".
"This is a critical minute in our record - and we need to have Americans of all backgrounds and political stripes to be a part of jointly and combat to produce a extra just, additional generous, a lot more democratic The us in which everybody has a truthful shot at option", Obama reported in a Biden campaign statement asserting the fundraiser. Biden already has adopted her proposed bankruptcy law overhaul. And now, with the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic slowdown elevating the basics of government, some Democrats see Warren's policy credentials as an asset to the ticket. Biden is 77, and Warren is 70.