Much of the weekend’s political headlines were dominated by a man who has no legitimate shot to become President, Kanye West. Elsewhere, President Donald Trump was met with protests at Mount Rushmore during his July 4th celebration. Meanwhile, former Vice President Joe Biden was attempting to make sense of the race to become his running mate.
Throughout the last few months, Sens. Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren have emerged as favorites to become Biden’s running mate. Then, Rep. Val Demings, Mayor Keisha Lance-Bottoms and Stacey Abrams entered the race. Now, a new candidate has emerged and her name is Susan Rice.
“I know she’s very much in the mix,” a source in the Biden campaign tells The Hill.
“I know they have a good relationship — perhaps the best relationship of anyone on the list,” the report adds.
Rice served as United States Ambassador to the United Nations from 2009 to 2013. She then served as a United States National Security Advisor from 2013 to 2017. Rice was also considered as a replacement for Hilary Clinton when she stepped down as Secretary of State in 2012.
“They’ve known each other for years, they’ve worked alongside each other and she’s been tested in a way that a lot of folks on the list just haven’t been,” the source adds.
With the Democratic National Convention a month away, Biden is expected to make a decision in the next few weeks. He has committed to choosing a woman as his running mate, but the race is still very much in the air.