Rumors have been swirling that Joe Biden would pick Stacey Abrams as his Vice Presidential running mate in the upcoming 2020 election. But Abrams herself has already publicly rejected that idea.
During a recent appearance on The View, she said,
“You don’t run for second place. If I’m going to enter a primary, then I’m going to enter a primary. If I don’t enter a primary, my job is to make certain the best Democrat becomes the nominee and, whoever wins the primary, that we make certain that person gets elected in 2020.”
Abrams still isn’t sure whether she wants to run for President in the upcoming election.
“I’m thinking about everything. Part of my opportunity right now is that I have a number of options I didn’t know about before, and it’s the Senate race, it’s possibly running for president, and my responsibility is to take seriously the opportunity, to give credibility to those who are asking me but to make sure I’m the right person, it’s the right time and it’s the right job.”
As for Biden, he hasn’t actually announced his bid for presidency yet either. And with all the hot water he’s gotten himself into lately, it hasn’t exactly been an ideal time to start a campaign.
Recently, numerous women have come forward with stories of how Biden has touched them inappropriately or in ways that have made them uncomfortable.
Biden has attempted to respond to the women, however, he has yet to officially apologize to the women for the wrong-doings. His worst response was via Twitter a few days ago where he wrote,
“Social norms are changing. I understand that, and I’ve heard what these women are saying. Politics to me has always been about making connections, but I will be more mindful about respecting personal space in the future. That’s my responsibility and I will meet it.”
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