Rep. Maxine Waters expressed confidence that a Black woman would be on the Democrat ticket as vice president.
In a town hall on Friday with Essence, the California Democrat seemed certain Joe Biden would choose a Black woman as his partner based on the help he received from the Black community.
“Let me assure you of this, based on all I know and understand, and help [Biden] was from the Black community… he couldn’t go home without a black woman as a VP, ”says Waters. “We’re going to have a black woman VP.”
Biden raised his eyebrows earlier on Saturday as he told Fox News he had decided to choose a vice president, a much-anticipated decision after his campaign reportedly narrowed the list down to several options.
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“Yes, I do,”; Biden told Fox in Delaware when asked if he would choose a vice president.
When Fox News asked who, Biden replied “you”. It was initially unclear whether Biden’s initial reaction, taken during a ride in a state park, was serious.
Believers of Biden, who spoke to Axios, said the last two candidates were Sen. Kamala Harris of California, and Susan Rice, who served as national security advisor and ambassador to the United Nations. under the Obama administration.
Last week, Biden told reporters he would choose his party’s vice presidential candidate on “first week in August”. But a source familiar with the process told Fox News on Monday that “an announcement is unlikely this week”.
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With the start of the Democratic National Congress (DNC) on August 17, a top Biden adviser said the former vice president would use the next week or so to “spend some time” with short-list candidates.
Fox News’s Adam Shaw and Peter Doocy contributed to this report.