Biden Would Consider a Republican VP

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By Luis Mercado

Former Vice President Joe Biden told voters in New Hampshire that he would consider choosing a Republican running mate, but “can’t think of one right now.”

Biden answered the question when speaking to supporters in New Hampshire, after a woman said he would “have to pull out all the stops” to beat President Trump, adding that her 21-year-old son would consider voting for him if he picked a republican running mate.

“The answer is I would, but I can’t think of one now,” Biden said in response. “Let me explain that. You know. there’s some really decent Republicans that are out there still, but here’s the problem right now … they’ve got to step up.”

Biden has also thrown out some Democrat names as potential running mates, including Sen. Kamala Harris, who dropped out of the race last month.

“Whoever I would pick for vice president, and there’s a lot of qualified women, there’s a lot of qualified African-Americans. There really truly are. There’s a plethora of really qualified people. Whomever I would pick were I fortunate enough to be your nominee, I’d pick somebody who was simpatico with me, who knew what I, what my priorities were and knew what I wanted to,” told voters in Exeter on Monday.

There has never been a bipartisan ticket.