Former Obama White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett knocked down the speculation telling The Hill there is “no chance” that is happening.
“The reason why I’m being so unequivocal is that there just simply has never been a time when she’s expressed an interest in running for office,” Jarrett said.
She continued, “She’s not demurring here. She’s not being hard to get. She doesn’t want the job.”
Her comments come shortly after the former vice president made it clear that he would choose Michelle Obama “in a heartbeat” to become his running mate when recently asked if he would choose her if she said she was willing.
“She’s brilliant, she knows the way around, she is a really fine woman,” Biden said of Michelle Obama.
Jarrett also told The Hill, “Of course he would take her. That’s not the question. The question is, is this the way in which she wants to continue her life of service?” She added:
“There is a difference between being a public servant and being a politician, and she has no interest in being a politician. Her husband was interested in being both. She’s only interested in the service component.”
The former vice president has, however, committed to choosing a woman as his running mate.
Some names have been floated and multiple women have declared that they would be honored to be asked by Biden, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), and former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.
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