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Biden: It Would Be ‘Great’ To Have A Female Vice President

Jul 5, 2019, 6:02 AM | Updated: Jun 8, 2022, 5:04 pm
Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden greets attendees during the Fourth of July parade on July 4, 2019 in Independence, Iowa. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)
(Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden says it would be “great” to have a female vice president, but he won’t say whether he’d pick Sen. Kamala Harris for the No. 2 spot if he receives his party’s nomination.

In an interview aired Friday on CNN, Biden said, “I think it helps having a woman on the ticket.” Biden was asked whether it might be Harris, who confronted him at last week’s Democratic presidential debate over his stance on busing in the 1970s. Biden said he was not going to get into specifics because “I don’t even have the nomination.”

Harris surged in polls after the debate confrontation, when she criticized Biden for recently highlighting his decades-old work with segregationist senators and his opposition to public school busing during the 1970s.

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Biden: It Would Be ‘Great’ To Have A Female Vice President