Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has at least four women in mind as potential running mates — but had a hard time remembering their names when an Iowa voter asked him Friday who he would choose.
“You. Are you available?” the former vice president joked to a woman in Winterset, Iowa, the Des Moines Register reported.
Biden then ran through a list of four prominent Democrats — without using any of their names.
“The former assistant attorney general who got fired who was just in Delaware,” he began, an apparent reference to Sally Yates, who President Trump fired in 2017 when she refused to enforce his travel ban.
“The leader of the, uh, the woman who should’ve been the governor of Georgia, the African American woman,” he continued — meaning Stacey Abrams, who lost a governor’s race in 2018.
“The two senators from the state of New Hampshire,” he concluded. That would be Democratic Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan.
Abrams, who was touted as a potential presidential candidate but declined to run, is widely seen as a top veep prospect in 2020. Yates, Shaheen, and Hassan have not been cited as potential running mates before now.
“I mean, there’s an enormous number of qualified people,” Biden said.
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