Biden Commits to a Female Running Mate

Sanders said he will do the same 'in all likelihood'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 15, 2020 10:14 PM CDT
Updated Mar 16, 2020 12:11 AM CDT
Biden Commits to Female Running Mate
Bernie Sanders walks back to his podium to join Joe Biden in a Democratic presidential primary debate at CNN Studios, Sunday, March 15, 2020, in Washington.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

In a debate dominated by discussion of the coronavirus outbreak, Joe Biden promised to pick a woman as his running mate if he becomes the Democratic nominee. "I commit that I will, in fact, pick a woman to be vice president," the former vice president said. "There are a number of women who are qualified to be president tomorrow." Sanders declined to make the same promise, but he said he would "in all likelihood" pick a female running mate, ABC reports. Sanders said the most important thing would be to pick a fellow progressive as his running mate, "but there are progressive women out there." Biden also promised to nominate an African-American woman to the Supreme Court for the first time, Politico reports. Andrew Yang, who endorsed Biden after Super Tuesday, tweeted that he liked that Biden had committed to a woman as VP, "but he didn't mention that to me when we spoke." (More Democratic debate stories.)

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