Biden says he will pick woman to be his vice president

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks as he debates Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders during the eleventh Democratic presidential debate at CNN Studios in Washington, DC, USA, 15 March, 2020. The debate was originally going to be held in Phoenix, Arizona but was relocated to Washington, DC and held in front of no audience as part of continuing efforts to prevent the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus which causes the Covid-19 disease EPA-EFE/GABRIELLA DEMCZUK FOR CNN

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Former Vice President Joe Biden said Sunday he would pick a woman to be his vice-presidential running mate.

“If I’m elected president, my Cabinet, my administration will look like the country, and I commit that I will, in fact, appoint a, pick a woman to be vice president,” Biden said at the CNN-Univision debate in Washington, DC.

Biden continued, “There are a number of women who are qualified to be president tomorrow. I would pick a woman to be my vice president.”

The comments come as Biden is seeing a surge in the presidential race over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and seeks to broaden his appeal and unify the Democratic Party.

Sanders said that “in all likelihood” he would pick a woman to be his vice president when pressed at the debate by CNN’s Dana Bash.

“For me, it’s not just nominating a woman,” Sanders said. “It is making sure that we have a progressive woman, and there are progressive women out there, so my very strong tendency is to move in that direction.”

A wide Democratic field that saw a record number of women running for President has narrowed in recent weeks to just three candidates: Biden, Sanders and Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. Gabbard has only won two delegates in the nominating contests and did not qualify for Sunday’s debate stage.

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