in the vicinityVideoBiden says he would be willing to name a Republican as his VP nominee
Hope of the Democrats, said that there are a variety of qualified candidates.
The democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says, it is too early to be thinking about who he would choose as his running mate, but one thing is for sure: it is not a Republican.
In response to comments, the Biden a day earlier by the former Vice-President, Joe, of thinking about one with a cross-party ticket to a town hall in New Hampshire on Monday, Sanders told Fox News in Iowa: “I think it is fair to say that I’m not a Republican as a vice president on my ticket, as a Vice-presidential candidate.”
“I’m going to someone who shares my views,” Sanders. “I’m not aware of too many Republicans that do this.”
JOE BIDEN SAYS HE WOULD BE WILLING TO NAME A REPUBLICAN AS HIS VP IN 2020 TO BE NOMINATED – BUT THERE’S A CATCH
Biden, in response to a question, said on Monday from a constituent about the possibility that he would be open to sharing the ticket with a Republican, but acknowledged that he “cannot think” of a certain Republican, he is superior.
“The answer is, I would, but I can’t said think of one now,” Biden. “Let me explain. You know, there are some really decent Republicans out there, but here’s the problem now … you have to step up.”
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Other 2020 Democrat candidates have also weighed in on the hypothetical cross-party ticket.
New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker said Tuesday he appreciated the spirit, the idea, saying it would help, just the partisan nature of the country, but stopped short of saying he would consider it.
“I think it was great. I literally think it was a great comment,” Booker told reporters in Iowa, added that he would like to have Republicans in his Cabinet if elected President. “We should not be partisan reflex.”
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The idea of a split ticket floated periods in the previous legislature.
Back in 2008, the tables have been turned, when then-Republican presidential candidate John McCain strongly as his friend Connecticut Democrat Joe Lieberman as his running mate. But McCain — raised concerned about blowback from the GOP base — then-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
Fox News’ Alexandra Rego contributed to this report.