U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar effectively pulled herself from Joe Biden's search for a running mate on Thursday (June 18), saying the position should go to a woman of color instead.
In an interview on MSNBC, Klobuchar cited the historic moment, saying quote "if you want to heal this nation right now...this is sure hell of a way to do it." Biden, who will take on Republican President Donald Trump in November, is under pressure to pick a black running mate as racial tensions have flared over the death of a black man named George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Klobuchar has come under increased scrutiny as the former top prosecutor for the Minnesota county which includes Minneapolis.
Some Democrats have taken issue with her record on police misconduct and other prosecutions.
Klobuchar competed against Biden for the Democratic nomination before dropping out and endorsing him in March.
Biden has already promised to pick a woman as his running mate, and several black candidates are on his shortlist, including Senator Kamala Harris and Representative Val Demings.
Some African-American leaders and activists say having a black woman on the ticket would demonstrate that Biden is committed to addressing issues like criminal justice reform and police misconduct.
Black voters make up a crucial component of the Democratic base.
US President Joe Biden might have inadvertently paid for his son Hunter’s series of escapades with prostitutes at Hollywood's Chateau Marmont Hotel in 2018. New York Post formed an extensively elaborate and detailed report on the incident based on text messages and receipts obtained from his laptop.
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Kimmel and Colbert used their Tuesday night monologues to address a recent report that former President Trump attempted to use the resources of federal agencies to “probe or mitigate” presidential satire and parodies of him.
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An aide to Iran's outgoing president says Washington has agreed to reverse over a thousand Trump-era sanctions. Meanwhile, U.S. authorities have seized several websites linked to Iran, including an English-language news channel. Matthew Larotonda reports.
Four Saudis who participated in the 2018 killing of the Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi received paramilitary training in the United States the previous year under a contract approved by the State Department, the New York Times reported on Tuesday. Bryan Wood reports.
Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang conceded the New York City mayoral race on Tuesday after early results showed him in a distant fourth place among more than a dozen Democrats seeking their party's nomination. Gloria Tso reports.
Democratic NYC mayoral candidate Andrew Yang conceded in a speech as the results from early and primary day in-person voting came in showing he placed a distant fourth behind candidates Eric Adams, Kathryn Garcia and Maya Wiley. CNN projects the New York City Democratic mayoral primary winner will be determined using ranked-choice voting tabulation.
Republicans in the narrowly divided U.S. Senate on Tuesday blocked an election reform bill that Democrats said is critical to democracy, arguing that it infringed on states' rights. Gloria Tso reports.
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday promoted the Biden administration's efforts to advance voting rights when she met 16 fellow Democrats from the Texas state legislature who successfully blocked a bill they said would make it harder for Black and Hispanic Americans to vote. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
Brian Stelter talks with Oliver Darcy and Amanda Carpenter about right-wing media narratives involving Dr. Anthony Fauci, VP Kamala Harris, and critical race theory. They discuss the difference between fair criticism and unfair demonization.
In a first, a teenager was awarded the Pulitzer special citation for filming George Floyd in Minneapolis last year. The video that went viral following the death of George Floyd sparked off protests across America calling for police reforms, human rights and end of racial discrimination against people of African origin.
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A year after his killing sparked a national reckoning over racial injustice, George Floyd's relatives met on Tuesday with President Joe Biden to urge passage of a police reform bill, while people around the country continued the call for change. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
One year ago today, George Floyd was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis. His death sparked global protests against police brutality. Today, as the family continue to mourn his death, activists and communities around the country march and pay tribute to the man who became a symbol for racial justice. CNN’s Omar Jimenez has the latest from Minneapolis.
A group of Jewish House Democrats are condemning controversial comments made on Twitter by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN). CNN’s Sunlen Serfaty reports the Minnesota senator sparked outrage when she appeared to equate the US and Israel with the Taliban and Hamas, the Palestinian militant group designated as a terrorist organization by the US.