Amid the reignition of the Black Lives Matter movement, Amy Klobuchar, 60, does not think it is still proper for her to be considered as the vice presidential running mate of Joe Biden, 77. She recently discussed racial injustice and police brutality in America.
“This is a historic moment and America must seize on this moment and I truly believe as, I actually told the vice president last night when I called him, that I think this is a moment to put a woman of color on that ticket and there are so many incredibly qualified women but if you want to heal this nation right now, my party,” Klobuchar told Lawrence O’Donnell of MSNBC on June 18, 2020. “This is sure a hell of a way to do it.”
A presumptive Democratic nominee, Biden is up against presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, 73, who is seeking reelection in the 2020 U.S. presidential election. Mike Pence, 61, is the presumptive vice presidential running mate of the 45th U.S. president.
Biden’s vice presidential search committee has interviewed many people under consideration to be his potential running mate. He mentioned this in an interview with Dana Bash of CNN on May 26, 2020.
“There are women of color under consideration and there are women from every part of the country under consideration because there are a lot of really qualified women that are ready to be president but I’m not making that commitment,” Biden told Bash. “I’m going to make that judgment after in fact this group goes through interviewing all these people.”
Klobuchar has been serving as the senior U.S. senator from Minnesota since January 3, 2007. On February 10, 2019, she announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination for U.S. president in the 2020 election but she suspended her campaign and endorsed Biden on March 2, 2020.
Born in Plymouth, Minnesota on May 25, 1960, Klobuchar is the first elected female U.S. senator from Minnesota. She attended Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, USA and the University of Chicago Law School in Chicago, Illinois, USA.