Biden: I want a VP who is "ready to be president on day one"

by Laura Mize · Jun 10th, 2020 3:45 pm
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Joe Biden has told CBS Evening News that he wants a vice president who is ''ready to be president on day one.''

"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 said during a Tuesday interview. "And is, in fact, going to be able to be someone who is not at all intimidated by the president, not at all intimidated walking 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."

Previously, Biden said he will pick a woman to be his vice president, but declined to commit to selecting a woman who is a minority.


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