His pick for a running mate was thrust further into the spotlight after George Floyd, an unarmed 46-year-old black man, died during a police arrest in Minneapolis. Biden is also playing defense over his off-hand remark last week that African Americans “ain’t black” if they vote for President TrumpDonald John TrumpMinneapolis erupts for third night, as protests spread, Trump vows retaliation Stocks open mixed ahead of Trump briefing on China The island that can save America MORE. … [Read more...] about Biden: ‘More than one African American woman’ being considered for VP
This fresh airing of an old controversy adds to earlier concerns about Klobuchar’s successful murder prosecution of a black teenager as Hennepin County District Attorney in 2002. The choice of Klobuchar was already going to be controversial among African-Americans who want Biden to choose a black running-mate and progressives who are looking for a gesture in their direction. The new focus on racial justice in Minneapolis might sound a death knell for her veep prospects. … [Read more...] about Biden’s Vice-President Shortlist Is Shrinking Before Our Eyes
Biden shot back, “I’ve already said I’m going to pick a Supreme Court justice who is a woman of color. I’ve already said my cabinet will be full of people of women of color, men, and women of color. I also already said there are women of color under consideration. That is not the only criteria to determine who will be the vice president of the United States of America that I’ll choose as a running mate. It is just beginning the process. I guarantee you. There are more than one African-American woman being considered for vice president. I promise you that.” … [Read more...] about MSNBC’s Melvin to Biden: Given Minneapolis Turmoil, Shouldn’t You Choose Woman of Color as VP?
Representative Cedric Richmond, the former chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus and a prominent Biden backer, said there is one overriding consideration in choosing a vice presidential choice: “Making sure Donald Trump is not the president come Jan. 20 of next year.” … [Read more...] about Joe Biden urged to pick black VP, not Klobuchar as Minneapolis killing stokes racial tensions
Breaking down Biden's top 4 VP picks with Karl Rove and Lesile Marshall Former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, has promised to pick a female running mate by the beginning of August. His shortlist of possible names are currently being vetted by his campaign team. … [Read more...] about Breaking down Biden’s Top 4 VP picks with Karl Rove and Leslie Marshall