Stacey Abrams has made numerous comments about the possibility of being Joe Biden’s VP, there’s no denying that.
Yet in a recent interview with Christiane Amanpour, Abrams insisted that she hasn’t been pitching herself for the job.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Stacey Abrams claims she hasn’t been ‘pitching’ herself to be Biden’s running mate
Stacey Abrams said she has not been actively “pitching” herself as a vice presidential contender as Joe Biden engages in the process of selecting a running mate.
“I want to push back. I haven’t been pitching myself, which has been a mischaracterization, I think,” Abrams told CNN International host Christiane Amanpour on Wednesday. “I answer questions honestly. I’ve been getting this question for 14 months, since March of 2019. I’ve repeatedly received the question, and I’m honored that people would put me into the category and think that that was a question to ask.”
The former Georgia state representative and failed 2018 gubernatorial candidate is often mentioned as a potential running mate for Biden, who filled the role of vice president for eight years under former President Barack Obama and has pledged to pick a woman as his running mate.
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.@staceyabrams on potential Biden VP pick: "I haven't been pitching myself." pic.twitter.com/yu66uxfMIT
— The Hill (@thehill) May 6, 2020
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According to people close to the Biden campaign, no one takes Abrams seriously anyway.
The New York Post reports:
Biden insiders slam Stacey Abrams’ veep pitch: ‘No one takes Stacey seriously’
The Democratic political field is awash with designing women.
Stacey Abrams, a former Georgia State House leader, is aggressively marketing herself as a potential vice president for Joe Biden — increasingly irritating those in the former veep’s orbit, an insider said…
“No one takes Stacey seriously. And her public campaigning for the job seems more like a hostage negotiation than an actual attempt to get the job,” a Biden insider told The Post. “Biden is an old school guy and will always be. Picking Stacey would be like picking [Sarah] Palin. He doesn’t need to throw a Hail Mary. He wants a good governing partner.”
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