Jill Biden: 'I’d Love It' If Michelle Obama Agreed to Be Vice President
Former First Lady says Michelle would be 'wonderful'
Former second lady and wife of presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden, Jill Biden, said she would "love it" if former first lady Michelle Obama agreed to be vice president.
Appearing Friday on CNN’s New Day, Jill Biden said Michelle Obama would make a "wonderful" Vice President.
Her comments come just days after former Vice President Biden said he would pick Michelle Obama "in a heartbeat" should she choose to run.
“I’d love it if Michelle [Obama] would agree to it. I think she's had it with politics. She's so good at everything she does. That would be wonderful,” @DrBiden says when asked if the former first lady would consider being Joe Biden’s running mate. https://t.co/tAOTzVqh4T pic.twitter.com/DShgiFmj9D— New Day (@NewDay) April 24, 2020
Biden was asked during an interview with a CBS Pittsburgh affiliate if he would “commit” to picking a “woman of color” to run with him in the election.
"Where are you in naming that running mate, and will you commit that that person would be a woman of color?” KDKA’s Jon Delano asked Biden.
“No,” the ex-VP told Delano.
When asked if he would add Obama to the ticket, Biden responded, saying:
"I’d take her in a heartbeat."
Biden previously proposed the former first lady as his running mate, telling supporters at an Iowa campaign stop in January that he would “sure would like Michelle to be the vice president.”
Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore last year expressed hopes for Michelle Obama to run for president.
"Her last name rhymes with Obama. In fact, it is Obama. Michelle Obama," he said.
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But last year, Neon Nettle reported former first lady said there's "zero chance" she will join the race for 2020.
Biden's wife further cemented the possibility of Michelle Obama as Vice President.
Here is the transcript.
ALISYN CAMEROTA: I know that your husband is in the process of considering a running mate. Who do you want it to be?
JILL BIDEN: Oh, my goodness. There are so many qualified, strong women, and you’ve seen them in the process that we’ve gone through. I’m going to leave that up to him. I think that Joe has always said that he and Barack [Obama] shared the same values and that is what was so important to him, and that’s why they got along so well, and I think that’s who he will look for — a woman who has the same values that he does. I think that’s really important.
CAMEROTA: I have a suggestion. This is just off the top of my head, maybe former first lady Michelle Obama?
BIDEN: I’d love it if Michelle [Obama] would agree to it. I think she’s had it with politics. She’s so good at everything she does. That would be wonderful.