Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar has announced that she will not seek to be Joe Biden’s running mate for the us presidential election in November.
Ms Klobuchar, has said the Democratic candidate must choose a woman of color, of the vice-presidential candidate.
Seen as an early front-runner, senator facing scrutiny in spite of protests on the death of George Floyd.
His career as a local prosecutor in Minneapolis has been brought into the spotlight.
Ms Klobuchar, who also ran for the democratic presidential candidate, has faced criticism for not bringing charges against several police officers were involved in shootings during his seven years in the job.
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“After what I’ve seen in my state and what I’ve seen across the country, this is a historic time, and America must seize this moment,” she said during an interview on MSNBC.
“I truly believe, as I said the vice president last night, that I believe that this is a time to put a woman of color on the ticket. ”
Biden has promised to choose a woman as his vice-presidential candidate to take on Donald Trump in November.
The contenders include senators Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren, who also ran against Mr. Biden Democratic candidate.