Biden on whether he would consider Harris as a running mate: ‘Of course I would’

Former Vice President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that he would consider choosing Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as a running mate after she dropped out of the presidential race on Tuesday. 

“Of course I would,” Biden told reporters. “Sen. Harris has the capacity to be anything she wants to be. I mean it sincerely.” 

“She is solid. She can be president someday herself. She can be the vice president. She can go on to be a Supreme Court justice. She can be an attorney general. She has enormous capability,” he continued.  

Biden noted that he spoke to Harris on Tuesday after she dropped out of the crowded Democratic primary field. 


Harris and Biden made headlines earlier this year after they clashed on the Democratic primary debate stage over Biden’s stance on school busing. 

The senator also hit the former vice president over his past comments on working with two segregationist senators. 

The debate stage confrontation led to Harris briefly surging in the polls and in fundraising. 

However, Harris struggled to keep the momentum after the debate, and was ultimately unable to break out in the crowded primary field. 

Biden said on Wednesday that he had not harbored any hard feelings against Harris since the debate. 

“I’m not good at keeping hard feelings,” Biden said. 

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