Joe Biden would take Michelle Obama ‘in a heartbeat’ as his 2020 running mate after Barack finally endorsed him – The Sun

JOE Biden said he would take Michelle Obama "in a heartbeat" as his 2020 running mate in this November's presidential election.

The Democratic presidential nominee and former vice president declared that the former first lady would be a "strong addition" as his number two.

Biden, who has already committed to choosing a woman as his running mate, said he is unsure, however, if Michelle would accept the nomination.

"I'd take her in a heartbeat," Biden exclaimed during an interview with KDKA on Monday.

"She's brilliant, knows the way around and is a really fine woman."

But Biden's declaration comes despite the former first lady making it clear that she's not interested in running for office.

"I'll say it here directly: I have no intention of running for office, ever," she wrote in her in her best-selling memoir, Becoming, released in 2018.

"She's brilliant, knows the way around and is a really fine woman."

The timing of her Biden endorsement is yet to be determined.

She was close to both Joe and Jill Biden when President Barack Obama was in office.

Biden then reiterated the "importance" of remembering there's "plenty of qualified people who have the experience and background who are women and are ready to be president on day one".

He continued: "In terms of who to pick, we're just beginning the process.

"We'll shortly name the committee to review this and begin to look through the backgrounds of the various potential nominees and that's just getting underway.

"I'll commit to that be a woman because it is very important that my administration look like the public, look like the nation.

"And we will be committed that there will be a woman of color on the Supreme Court, but it doesn't mean there won't be a vice president, as well."

During a Democratic Debate back in March, Biden publicly pledged to select a female running mate.

Among the contenders to be Biden's running mate are former 2020 rivals Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, and Elizabeth Warren.

While pundits are continue to discuss the options, bookmakers in Las Vegas have identified Harris as the most likely pick.

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