Joe Biden said he will pick his running mate by August 1.
The former Vice President’s search recently focused on picking a black woman in the wake of protests following the death of George Floyd.
And now Joe Biden’s Vice President search just underwent this big shakeup.
Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar was thought to be a frontrunner for the Vice Presidential nomination on the Democrat Party ticket.
But then it turned out in 2006 Klobuchar failed to prosecute the police officer who killed George Floyd.
Seeing her prospects dim, Klobuchar took the tried and true political route in an interview with MSSNBC and declared herself out of the running before she could be passed over.
Klobuchar also pressed Biden to pick a black woman as his running mate.
“I have never, as you probably know, on many, many shows, since I endorsed the vice president on that joyful night in Dallas, I’ve never commented on this process at all. But let me tell you this, after what I’ve seen in my state, what I’ve seen across the country, this is a historic moment and America must seize on this moment.
“And I truly believe, as I actually told the vice president last night, when I called him, that I think this is a moment to put a woman of color on that ticket. And there are so many incredibly qualified women, but if you want to heal this nation, right now, my party, yes, but our nation, this is sure a hell of a way to do it. And that’s just what I think after being through this in my state.”
California Senator Kamala Harris and Florida Congresswoman Val Demings are seen as the two leading black female choices at this moment.
But Biden still has over a month to go before his self-imposed deadline.
And anything could happen.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.