Biden says he felt no pressure to choose a Black woman as his running mate

Democratic presidential candidate Joe BidenJoe BidenHouse passes B bill to boost Postal Service Trump seeks to overcome erosive support among women Here are the states where Kanye West is on the ballot MORE said he did not feel “pressured” to name a Black woman as his running mate leading his selection of Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisTrump seeks to overcome erosive support among women Has Trump suffered from ‘self-destructive syndrome’? Could Kamala Harris enforce the law as vice president? MORE (D-Caliph.).

“No, I did not feel pressured to select a Black woman,” Biden told ABC’s Robin Roberts in his first joint interview with Harris. “But what I think … is that the government should look like the people, look like the country.”

“Twenty-one percent of the people in this country are women,” he continued. “While that old saying goes, ‘women hold half the air,’ and to succeed, you have to be treated the whole way, and no matter what you say, you can not, I can not understand and appreciate it. completely what it means to walk in her shoes, to be an African-American woman, with an Indian American background, children of immigrants. “

The former vice president described that he was particularly impressed by Harris, who, as California’s attorney general, had worked closely with Biden’s late son, Beau, when he was Delaware’s attorney general.

‘She’s an amazing woman. In the judicial committee, of which I was chairman for years, I saw her persistently getting the answers, and not infamous until she got the answers, ‘he said in the interview, aired on Sunday night. “And so that just seemed to fit.”

Biden promised during the Democratic primary to name a woman his running mate. Several other Black women apparently made his shortlist, including Rep. Val DemingsValdez (Val) Venita DemingsDemocrats prep ads, events to offend Trump during GOP convention On the Trail: Joe Biden, White Liberal Party member, Kamala Harris, and the symbols of race and status MAY (D-Fla.), Congress Chair Black Caucus Chair Karen BassKaren Ruth BassOn the Trail: Joe Biden, party member Katie Porter says she would consider role in Biden administration, California First Chamber, White liberalism, Kamala Harris, and the symbols of race and status MAY (D-Calif.) And former National Security Adviser Susan Rice. Another supporter, Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharBiden unites Democrats – for now promise Biden America out of ‘season of darkness’ 2020 Democrats do convention Zoom call MORE (D-Minn.), Announced that she would remove herself from controversy, and said it should go to a woman of color.