2020-06-19 15:04:18 UTC
By Brie Stimson
Published 11 hours ago
Sen. Amy Klobuchar announced Thursday she was removing herself as a
candidate to be former Vice President Joe Biden’s vice presidential
Klobuchar told MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell she called Biden Wednesday
evening with her decision, saying she believes “this is a moment to put
a woman of color on that ticket."
Biden pledged earlier this year to pick a woman to be his running mate
and is currently considering about a half dozen candidates, including
several women of color.
“After what I’ve seen in my state and what I’ve seen across the
country, this is a historic moment and America must seize on this
moment,” she said. “There are so many incredibly qualified women. But
if you want to heal this nation right now -- my party, yes, but our
nation -- this sure is a hell of a way to do it. And that’s just what I
think after being through this in my state."