Abrams says she trusts Biden to make “the best decision” on a running mate

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When asked if Biden, the alleged 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, should add a woman of color to his ticket, Abrams told CNN’s Jake Tapper that the former vice president “knew what he had to do to win, and he knew what to do to serve, lead and help our country recover from four years of incompetence and chaos. “

Biden announced in March that if he won the Democratic nomination, he was determined to choose a woman as running mate for the 2020 election. Biden, throughout his presidential race, mentioned a number of women as the vice choice – possible presidents, including Abrams and former main rivals, Senator Kamala Harris of California, Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

The Georgia state lawmaker warned on Sunday that “for communities of color, because of this pandemic, there is a lot of mistrust,” to the government, adding, “I want to clarify one thing – Joe Biden likes the trust of communities of color, and he won’t take anyone for granted. And I think he will make the right choice based on what he understands and what his team believes and recommends that he do. ”

On his own chances of being on the ticket in November, Abrams told CNN on Sunday: “My responsibility is to go through the process, if I’m included, and I’m confident that Joe Biden and his team will put in place a process who will choose the best running mate for him, because basically it is his choice. “

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In an interview with Elle Magazine earlier this month, Abrams told the publication that she would make an “excellent” running mate, and continued to tout her credentials in a series of media interviews over the following weeks .

Abrams previously argued that it was crucial that the Democratic ticket include a woman of color.

The Georgian Democrat told CNN this month that it was “an important signal to have someone of color on the ticket” because for “communities of color, especially for the black community, there must be an acknowledgment that their needs are met ”.

On “The View” last month, Abrams was asked if “this is the year,” with a historically diverse Democratic presidential field, that a woman or a minority ends up being the presidential candidate.

“I believe it,” she said. “For me, the conversation that led me to write‘ Lead from the Outside ’is that we need to start changing the appearance of leadership. “

In an open letter to the Biden campaign on Friday, 200 black women urged the former vice president to choose a black woman as a running mate, calling for “a ticket that reflects the diversity of America.”

South Carolina representative Jim Clyburn, the third-highest Democrat in the House of Representatives who approved Biden before his decisive victory in the state, also said he was in favor of the former vice -president chooses a black woman.

This story has been updated to include additional background information.

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