India  

Pressure among Dems for Biden's running mate pick

Video Credit: Reuters - Politics - Duration: 01:31s - Published
Pressure among Dems for Biden's running mate pick

Pressure among Dems for Biden's running mate pick

[NFA] Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is facing pressure from contending groups inside his party as he prepares to interview a shortlist of women for the most important hire of his political career: his running mate.

This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.

Joe Biden is getting closer to making his most important hire yet - his running mate.

And pressure is mounting from contending groups within his own party to make - what they consider - the right choice.

The Democratic presidential candidate has vowed to pick a woman - and this week, he said he expected the background vetting process to conclude around July 24.

He would then interview each finalist before making a decision, expected by early August.

The VP candidate is of heightened importance this year… with Democrats agonizing over which woman would give Biden the biggest boost in the Nov.

3 election to defeat President Donald Trump.

Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said one reason for all the attention on Biden’s pick is the fact that Biden is 77 years old.

Senator Kamala Harris was early as a favorite after dropping her presidential bid, particularly among top fundraisers, who have Biden's ear and tend to be more centrist.

But some advisers harbor doubts about whether Harris' ambition for higher office might upstage Biden's message.

Perhaps the biggest question facing Biden is whether he’ll select a Black woman following national protests over racial injustice.

Senator Elizabeth Warren is the only white candidate on the shortlist, which includes five Black women as well as Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, who is Latina, and Senator Tammy Duckworth, who is an Asian American.




You Might Like


💡 newsR Knowledge: Other News Mentions

Joe Biden Joe Biden 47th Vice President of the United States, 2020 Democratic presidential nominee

GOP leaders split with Trump on peaceful transfer of power [Video]

GOP leaders split with Trump on peaceful transfer of power

[NFA] Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell joined other Republican lawmakers in rallying to the defense of constitutional government on Thursday, after President Donald Trump refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power following the Nov. 3 election. This report produced by Jonah Green.

Credit: Reuters - Politics    Duration: 02:32Published
Cindy McCain Formally Endorses Joe Biden [Video]

Cindy McCain Formally Endorses Joe Biden

Cindy McCain, widow of late Arizona Senator John McCain, announced her endorsement of Joe Biden on Tuesday.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO    Duration: 01:15Published
US election polls: Biden holds seven-point lead over Trump [Video]

US election polls: Biden holds seven-point lead over Trump

A look at the seven-day rolling average of the approval rating of USPresidential candidates Joe Biden and Donald Trump, courtesy ofRealClearPolitics.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO    Duration: 00:37Published
Trump dodges question on peaceful power transfer [Video]

Trump dodges question on peaceful power transfer

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the Nov. 3 election to Democratic rival Joe Biden.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 01:03Published

Democratic Party (United States) Democratic Party (United States) Major political party in the United States

Biden says Black turnout key to winning election [Video]

Biden says Black turnout key to winning election

[NFA] Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Wednesday said Black turnout was the linchpin to his hopes of winning the White House in November and said African Americans would only achieve equality once they were in a position to build wealth, and voting was the starting point. This report produced by Chris Dignam.

Credit: Reuters - Politics    Duration: 02:13Published

Elizabeth Warren Elizabeth Warren United States Democratic Senator from Massachusetts

Murkowski, Collins break ranks on swift SC vote [Video]

Murkowski, Collins break ranks on swift SC vote

[NFA] Republican Senators Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine broke ranks with President Donald Trump on his plan to swiftly hold a Senate vote on a potential successor to late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.

Credit: Reuters - Politics    Duration: 02:28Published

Massive Memorial for Ruth Bader Ginsberg As Elizabeth Warren says, 'I Will Fight'

The United States Supreme Court is temporarily the backdrop for a stunning memorial to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Flowers, American flags and messages..
TMZ.com
U.S. postmaster general to testify before House [Video]

U.S. postmaster general to testify before House

[NFA] New U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has agreed to testify before a U.S. House panel investigating whether service changes adopted in recent weeks have slowed mail deliveries, the committee said on Monday. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.

Credit: Reuters - Politics    Duration: 01:52Published
'Enjoy': Trump nixes affordable housing rule in suburbs [Video]

'Enjoy': Trump nixes affordable housing rule in suburbs

[NFA] U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday told his supporters in Texas that his administration "ended" an Obama-era rule intended to combat discriminatory housing practices and segregation in suburbs. Gavino Garay has more.

Credit: Reuters - Politics    Duration: 01:44Published

Vice President of the United States Vice President of the United States Second highest executive office in the United States government

Watch why this Tamil Nadu village is adorned with posters of Kamala Harris [Video]

Watch why this Tamil Nadu village is adorned with posters of Kamala Harris

Posters of Kamala Harris have been up in Trichy, Tamil Nadu, days after she was nominated as the Vice Presidential nominee of the Democratic Party. The posters which wish her success have been put up in many parts of the town by locals. Kamala Harris’ grandfather PV Gopalan was born in this village said a local and that’s why people are now putting up posters to wish her success. Earlier the VP nominee’s niece had also put up pictures of Kamala Harris that were put up in Tamil Nadu. The posters read ‘PV Gopalan’s granddaughter is victorious’. Kamala Harris has been nominated as Democratic party’s Vice Presidential candidate and is the first woman of colour to be elected for the post. Kamala Harris’s mother was Indian and her father was Jamaican. During her maiden address as the VP candidate she reflected on her proud Indian heritage and recalled how her mother always wanted to instill in her a ‘love for good idli’. Watch the full video for all the details.

Credit: HT Digital Content    Duration: 02:17Published
Palin's Hopes For Harris [Video]

Palin's Hopes For Harris

On Tuesday, Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden named Kamala Harris his running mate. It's the first time since 2008 that a woman was named the Vice Presidential nominee on a major party ticket. In 2008, Alaska governor Sarah Palin was named John McCain's VP on the Republican party's ticket. Republicans quickly slammed the media for what they called "sexist" coverage of Palin. In an interview with Good Morning America, Palin reflected on how she was treated.

Credit: Wochit News    Duration: 00:38Published
Kamala Harris picked for V-P; Bengaluru violence; Sanjay Dutt’s cancer update [Video]

Kamala Harris picked for V-P; Bengaluru violence; Sanjay Dutt’s cancer update

India-origin Kamala Harris is Joe Biden's V-P pick. Bengaluru burns over a communal post, 2 dead in police firing. AI pilot unions gun for DGCA chief's head after Kerala crash. And Sanjay Dutt is diagnosed with lung cancer, says report. All the news and updates for you in this editorji playlist

Credit: HT Digital Content    Duration: 06:21Published

Donald Trump Donald Trump 45th president of the United States

Judge To USPS: Reassemble Sorting Machines Now. USPS: Umm... [Video]

Judge To USPS: Reassemble Sorting Machines Now. USPS: Umm...

Last week, a federal judge issued an injunction requiring the US Postal Service to reverse changes made by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. The judge called the changes an 'an intentional effort' by President Donald Trump and DeJoy to disrupt and challenge the legitimacy of upcoming elections. But according to Business Insider, the USPS claimed in a court filing Wednesday, 'no can do.

Credit: Wochit News    Duration: 00:34Published
GOP voters give mixed views on power transfer remark [Video]

GOP voters give mixed views on power transfer remark

Reuters spoke with Republican voters in Winchester, Virginia on Thursday, some of whom who were unfazed by whether President Donald Trump would commit to a peaceful transfer of power.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 02:12Published

Kamala Harris Kamala Harris United States Senator; 2020 Democratic vice presidential nominee

Biden, Harris attack Trump ahead of RNC speech [Video]

Biden, Harris attack Trump ahead of RNC speech

[NFA] Ahead of President Donald Trump's acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, the Democratic nominee for vice president, argued that Trump "failed miserably" in his response to the coronavirus. This report produced by Chris Dignam.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 01:40Published
'My heart goes out to the Blake family' -Harris [Video]

'My heart goes out to the Blake family' -Harris

Ahead of President Donald Trump's acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, the Democratic nominee for vice president, praised the family of Jacob Blake, a Black Wisconsin man shot by police.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 02:22Published
Trump was 'petty and vindictive' in COVID-19 response -Harris [Video]

Trump was 'petty and vindictive' in COVID-19 response -Harris

Ahead of President Donald Trump's acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, the Democratic nominee for vice president, argued that Trump 'failed miserably' in his response to the coronavirus.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 02:26Published
Highlights: Night 3 of the Democratic National Convention [Video]

Highlights: Night 3 of the Democratic National Convention

Sen. Kamala Harris became the first Black and South Asian woman to accept the Democratic nomination for vice president

Credit: ABC Action News    Duration: 01:16Published

Tammy Duckworth Tammy Duckworth United States Senator from Illinois

U.S. vet Duckworth: "Our country deserves better" [Video]

U.S. vet Duckworth: "Our country deserves better"

U.S. Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth, a veteran who was wounded in battle, slammed President Donald Trump as a "coward-in-chief" and said U.S. service members deserve better.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 03:05Published

United States Senate United States Senate Upper house of the United States Congress

Here's Why GOP Senators Sent a Letter to Netflix | THR News [Video]

Here's Why GOP Senators Sent a Letter to Netflix | THR News

Netflix's high-profile plan to have 'Game of Thrones' creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss adapt Chinese writer Liu Cixin's bestselling sci-fi trilogy 'The Three-Body Problem' is getting a challenge from a group of Republican Senators.a

Credit: The Hollywood Reporter    Duration: 01:21Published
Dr. Fauci to Sen. Paul: 'You are not listening...' [Video]

Dr. Fauci to Sen. Paul: 'You are not listening...'

At a Senate hearing on the U.S. response to the coronavirus Wednesday (Sept. 23), infectious diseases expert Dr. Anthony Fauci pushed back at Republican Senator Rand Paul's claim that social distancing measures did little to prevent deaths from COVID-19 in the U.S.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 02:51Published
McConnell defends decision to fill Ginsburg's seat [Video]

McConnell defends decision to fill Ginsburg's seat

When Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was asked Tuesday about a possible contested election impacting the timeline of a Supreme Court pick, he responded, "all kinds of things could happen."

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 01:35Published

Tweets about this


Related videos from verified sources

Charlamagne Tha God Criticizes Biden for Calling Trump ‘First’ Racist President [Video]

Charlamagne Tha God Criticizes Biden for Calling Trump ‘First’ Racist President

Charlamagne Tha God Criticizes Biden for Calling Trump ‘First’ Racist President The 'Breakfast Club' co-host referred to the presidential hopeful’s comments as “revisionist history.”..

Credit: Wibbitz Top Stories     Duration: 01:09Published
Around The Table: Who Will Be Joe Biden's Running Mate? [Video]

Around The Table: Who Will Be Joe Biden's Running Mate?

In the not too-distant future, Joe Biden, the presumed Democratic presidential nominee, is going to announce who he wants to run as his vice president. There are those who say this might be the most..

Credit: KDKA CBS 2 Pittsburgh     Duration: 32:03Published
Biden Won’t Commit Yet, But Says 4 Black Women Are on List of VP Contenders [Video]

Biden Won’t Commit Yet, But Says 4 Black Women Are on List of VP Contenders

Joe Biden reveals that there are four Black women on the shortlist to be his running mate, but did not commit to selecting either of them. Veuer’s Justin Kircher has the story.

Credit: Veuer     Duration: 01:02Published