Joe Biden is continuing forward with his campaign to become president, despite the multiple scandals he faces.
The presumptive Democrat nominee took heat last week after telling a co-host of The Breakfast Club that African-Americans “ain’t black” if they’re unsure of whether to support him over President Trump. This prompted immense, bipartisan backlash, forcing Biden to issue an apology and walk his comments back.
Likewise, the former vice president also faces several sexual assault allegations, one of them being from Tara Reade, his ex-Senate aide. Reade maintains that Biden digitally penetrated her without consent and then told her that she was “nothing” to him. Of course, the former vice president denies these claims.
On Wednesday, Biden took it upon himself to inform America that he will likely select a running mate by August 1, according to Fox News.
Who Will Biden Select as His Running Mate?
Earlier this year, the former vice president vowed to select a woman as his running mate. Thus far, some of the women being considered are Kamala Harris, Gretchen Whitmer, Stacey Abrams, Amy Klobuchar, and Elizabeth Warren.
Biden has expressed an interest in a running mate who possesses qualities that he himself lacks; of course, there will be no shortage in this particular field.
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— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) May 26, 2020
Last week, scruntiny over whether Biden will select a black woman as his running mate arose. This conversation first sparked during the presumptive Democrat nominee’s interview with Charlamagne Tha God from The Breakfast Club.
Charlamagne urged Biden to select a black woman as his running mate as a show of good faith to the black community’s loyalty to the Democrat Party. The former vice president didn’t commit to choosing a black female running mate, but stated that “multiple” black women are being considered.
.@cthagod: It has to come to a point where we stop putting the burden on black voters to show up for Democrats, and start putting the burden on Democrats to show up for black voters. #AMJoy pic.twitter.com/jsYWRI2smw
— AM Joy w/Joy Reid (@amjoyshow) May 24, 2020
Later on, Charlamagne stated that the black community will experience “voter depression” if a non-black woman is chosen as Biden’s running mate.
Who do you think Joe Biden will ultimately select to run on the ticket with him against President Trump? Let us know your thoughts and predictions in the comments section below!