WATCH: Who Was the Only Woman Bernie Sanders Named as ‘Qualified' to be His VP in 2016?
Added 01-21-20 12:34:03pm EST - “Bernie Sanders is under fire for allegedly telling Elizabeth Warren that a woman couldn't win the presidency, then allegedly lying about it. But in 2016, Sanders did at least believe a woman was” - Mediaite.com
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Independent Vermont Senator and Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is under fire for allegedly telling Elizabeth Warren that a woman couldn’t win the presidency, then allegedly lying about it. But in 2016, Sanders did at least believe a woman was “qualified” to be his running mate. Who was it?
Presidential candidates are generally pretty disciplined about tossing out names for the bottom of the ticket, but in 2016, Senator Sanders blurted out one name when he was pressed about a potential running mate were he to defeat Hillary Clinton in the primaries.
During an April 26, 2016 interview on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, then-non-pariah Mark Halperin asked Sanders about potential veeps.
He began by noting that no woman had ever been elected president or vice president, and asked “If you were the nominee would you commit to picking a woman as your running mate?”
“Well I’m not going to commit, you have to look at the best candidates you can, but I think your point is well taken,” Sanders replied, and added “I think the women of this country, the people of this country, understand that it would be a great idea to have a woman as vice president, and something I would give very very serious thought to.”
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