Jill Biden told CNN she thinks former first lady Michelle Obama would make an excellent vice president.
“I’d love it if Michelle would agree to it, but you know, I think she’s had it with politics,” Jill Biden said. “I don’t know. She’s so good at everything she does. That would be wonderful.”
Watch her comments below:
“I’d love it if Michelle [Obama] would agree to it. I think she's had it with politics. She's so good at everything she does. That would be wonderful,” @DrBiden says when asked if the former first lady would consider being Joe Biden’s running mate. https://t.co/tAOTzVqh4T pic.twitter.com/DShgiFmj9D
— New Day (@NewDay) April 24, 2020
Her comments come shortly after Joe Biden confirmed he would pick Michelle Obama to be his running mate if she were willing, as IJR previously reported.
“I’d take her in a heartbeat,” Biden said. “She’s brilliant, she knows the way around, she is a really fine woman.”
Joe Biden’s hopes were soon shot down by former Obama White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett after she said there is “no chance” of that happening, as IJR previously reported.
“She’s not demurring here. She’s not being hard to get. She doesn’t want the job,” Jarrett said.
Jill Biden acknowledged there are many “strong” and “qualified” women to choose from. She said she is ultimately leaving that decision up to her husband.
She explained how her husband and former President Barack Obama has always “shared the same values” and how that is something he is going to take into consideration when selecting his running mate.
“I think that’s who he’ll look for, a woman who has the same values that he does,” Jill Biden said. “So I think that’s really important.”
Barack Obama announced his endorsement of Biden a little over a week ago.
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