Senator Kamala Harris may have thrown in the towel on being president, but it sounds like she has a shot at Joe Biden’s vice president. That’s in the extremely minimal chance that Biden wins the Democratic primaries and then also beats out President Donald Trump…..which isn’t going to happen.
Former vice president and 2020 Democratic candidate Joe Biden said that he would consider Harris as a potential running mate. Harris claims she dropped out to lack of finances, but perhaps she had a deal with Biden to drop out and be his VP….makes you wonder.
“Of course I would,” Biden said. “Look, Sen. Harris has the capacity to be anything she wants to be. I mean it sincerely. I talked to her yesterday. She’s solid, she can be president someday herself, she can be vice president, she could go on to be a Supreme Court justice, she could be attorney general. I mean she has enormous capability.”
Harris, a former attorney general of California, knew Biden’s late son, Beau Biden, who served as attorney general of Delaware.
But during the first Democratic primary debate, the California senator confronted Biden on race issues, specifically about the time he spent in the Senate fighting against federally-mandated busing to desegregate schools and his comments on working with segregationist senators. While the viral moment helped Harris in the immediate post-debate polls, she later dropped significantly.
Biden said afterward that he wasn’t prepared for the senator to confront him in that way.“I was prepared for them to come after me, but I wasn’t prepared for the person coming at me the way she came at me,” he told CNN’s Chris Cuomo.
“My reaction is she’s of first rate intellect, a first rate candidate and a real competitor,” Biden added, “I have mixed emotions about it because she is really a solid, solid person, and loaded with talent. And I’m sure she’s not dropping out on wanting to make the changes she cares about.”