Presumptive Democrat nominee Joe Biden is charging ahead with his plans for the 2020 election, despite the growing body of evidence supporting the sexual assault claims made by former staffer Tara Reade.
Biden confirmed during a Saturday MSNBC interview that he is vetting multiple black female candidates for the position of vice president.
“I can assure you that of the more than a dozen women that they’re taking an initial look at, there are significantly more than one black woman is going to be considered,” Biden told host Joe Scarborough.
Failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has made it very clear that she wants the position through a slew of media appearances in which she has repeatedly said that she is “prepared” to take on the job.
The New York Post reported that Biden insiders are “increasingly irritated” by Abrams’ blatant campaigning for the position. “No one takes Stacey seriously. And her public campaigning for the job seems more like a hostage negotiation than an actual attempt to get the job,” an unnamed insider explained.
Biden has remained mum on who exactly is in the running for vice president, but he has maintained since March that he will choose a female running mate.
According to a CBS poll released on Sunday, Democratic voters overwhelmingly prefer failed presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) for the position. Other candidates that Democrat voters favored include fellow failed candidates Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), as well as Abrams.