Former Vice President Joe Biden (D) is searching for someone to be his running mate,
He has vowed to pick a female as his running mate, and many have suggested that it would be helpful if he chose a woman of color.
During an interview with NPR, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) was asked if she believes Biden must choose a woman of color. She responded, “I think it would be really helpful for our party to continue to have diversity as not something we talk about, but something we celebrate and push forward.”
When pressed on whether that means that she thinks Biden needs to choose a woman of color, Omar said, “That is a yes. To have somebody who is really connected to the people who have been the backbone of the Democratic Party will help create, I think, the enthusiasm that Biden lacks right now with the majority of the base.”
She responded, “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 … We need a ticket that reflects the diversity of America.”
While Omar, who supported Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in the primary has not endorsed Biden, she vowed to vote for the Democratic nominee.