This week, the Democratic presidential field grew noticeably smaller after California Sen. Kamala Harris announced she was ending her run for president. Harris — who was polling near the top of the field over the summer — had a sometimes contentious relationship with front-runner Joe Biden that included a number of attacks at the Democratic debates.
But Biden wasn’t willing to take a cheap shot at Harris on Wednesday when asked about his former competitor. A reporter asked Biden if he would consider Harris as a running mate and the former Veep answered, “of course I would — look Senator Harris has the capacity to be anything she wants to be.”
He continued, “I talked to her yesterday, she’s solid, she can be president someday herself, she can be Vice President, she can go on to be a Supreme Court Justice, she can be Attorney General. I mean she has enormous capability.”
When asked if there are any hard feelings from the debate, Biden responded “I’m not good at keeping hard feelings.”
Biden has been polling at the top of the field almost consistently since he entered the race several months ago.
When Kamala Harris first left the race on Tuesday, it seemed to shock Biden. The former vice president told reporters “my reaction is she is a first-rate intellect, a first-rate candidate,” he added, “I have mixed emotions about it because she is really a solid, solid person and she is loaded with talent.”
When she left the race, Kamala Harris didn’t give much of a hint as to what she might be doing next other than returning to her work in the Senate. But the Californian had a strong backing, with a string of impressive endorsements that boosts her viability as a pick for Vice President.