Joe Biden is facing increased pressure to tap a woman of color as his running mate in the wake of America's reckoning with racism. He says he'll have his pick this month. (Aug. 3)
KAMALAH HARRIS: I want Joe Biden to pick whoever is going to help him win, period. He has to win. There is too much at stake in our country right now. Donald Trump has been a failure as a president on almost every level.
We need a president of the United States, and that's why I'm supporting Joe Biden. We need a president of the United States who has, as in their DNA, the ability and the desire to lift up the condition and the spirit of the American people. And I know Joe Biden can do that.
MALANIE CAMPBELL: Yes, it's time for black woman. And I think that's why many of us are speaking up and owning, unapologetically. That, yes, it's time for there to be a diverse ticket. And that should be the norm, not the exception.
STACEY ABRAMS: I do. I think that women of color can be a strong signal and a strong partner; however, I know that Vice President Biden doesn't take any community for granted. And that should he not choose a woman of color, I believe that if he has the right reasons for his choice, that the communities, especially communities of color, most importantly, want a leader who believes in them, who sees them, who doesn't demonize them simply because he's unhappy with his poll numbers, which is what we've seen happen with Donald Trump.