During an interview on ABC’s “The View” on Wednesday, Abrams explained why she has been open about her desire to be Biden’s running mate, “I try to be straightforward because while we hope the work speaks for itself, sometimes the work needs a hypeman.”
“And I learned early on that if I didn’t speak for myself, I couldn’t tell the story,” Abrams added.
She continued, “I think I would be very effective at helping us restore the dignity and the soul of not only America but helping those who have been left behind for so long finally see themselves as part of the solution.”
See Abrams’ comments below:
.@staceyabrams on why she’s been straightforward in touting she’d be “an excellent running mate” for Joe Biden: “While we hope the work speaks for itself, sometimes the work needs a hype man.” https://t.co/tKWff9oL3E pic.twitter.com/LUsHfmCfb1— The View (@TheView) April 22, 2020
Abrams also stressed her desire to see Biden pick a woman of color as his running mate, “I think Vice President Biden is going to make a smart choice. And I appreciate the fact that he has lifted up women as being a necessary partner in this.”
She continued, “I would share your concern about not picking a woman of color. Because women of color — particularly black women — are the strongest part of the Democratic Party.”
Finally, Abrams said, “We need a ticket that reflects the diversity of America.”
Watch the video below:
Stacey Abrams tells @TheView she thinks that Vice President Biden is “going to make a smart choice” in picking a running mate, but adds that she does have “concerns” about Biden “not picking a woman of color.” https://t.co/zYm3Uz9TIv pic.twitter.com/itRjo0hUew— ABC News (@ABC) April 22, 2020
Abrams has previously said she would make an “excellent running mate” for Biden and added that she would be “honored” to be offered a spot on the ticket, as IJR previously reported.
And, Biden has said that he would even consider former First Lady Michelle Obama for the post if she said she was willing, as IJR previously reported — though former Obama White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett said there is “no chance” that is happening.