As he considers who to pick to be his running mate, Joe Biden says he's looking for someone who is "ready to be president on day one." Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, made the comment in an interview with "CBS Evening News" anchor and managing editor Norah O'Donnell.
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"It's really important that whomever you pick as a vice president agrees with you in terms of your philosophy of government and agrees with you on the systemic things that you wanna change," Biden told O'Donnell. "And is, in fact, going to be able to be someone who is not at all intimidated by the president, not at all intimidated walkin' in the White House. And is going to be prepared to give their unvarnished opinion and be able to privately argue with the president if they disagree. I want someone strong. I want someone strong, and someone who can — who is ready to be president on day one."
EXCLUSIVE: @JoeBiden tells us the last two weeks have not affected his VP choice; he is looking for a future running mate “who is not at all intimidated by the president."— Norah O'Donnell 🇺🇸 (@NorahODonnell) June 9, 2020
“I want someone strong, and someone who can - who is ready to be president on day one.” pic.twitter.com/IFYsjYDsoB
Amid a national reckoning over racism and police brutality in the U.S., many Democrats have been increasingly vocal in urging Joe Biden to give deeper consideration to placing a black woman on the ticket https://t.co/p691PDszup— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 10, 2020
What do you all think?https://t.co/aPAq0sZb14— Geno (@Geno1955) June 9, 2020
Biden Spent $1.6 Million In One Day On Facebook Ads Condemning Trump For Fanning The ‘Flames Of White Supremacy’— The Pork Chop Express. (@Jackk_Burton) June 10, 2020
Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign poured more than $1 million ihttps://t.co/7RTvSL8ZZ6
NEW >> @JoeBiden writes in a @USATODAY op-ed about how we can deliver fundamental change, reform our police departments, & root out systemic racism.— Matt Hill (@thematthill) June 10, 2020
"I’m ready to do that work, starting on day one. Nothing less is acceptable from an American president."https://t.co/d3pqDwKqPR