Stacey Abrams Gives An Indication That Biden Is Most Likely Not Vetting Her As Running Mate

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Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams gave an indication Wednesday that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is most likely not vetting her as a possible running mate.

Speaking with late-night host Stephen Colbert, Abrams said she has “not received any calls” from the Biden campaign about vetting for vice president.

During the interview, Stephen Colbert asked Abrams whether she could confirm or deny rumors that she was being considered as Joe Biden’s running mate and cited CNN political analyst April Ryan as having said Abrams was being vetted.

“Joe Biden needs a running mate. April Ryan says you’re being vetted. Is that true, or are you calling April Ryan a liar?” Colbert asked.

“I have said many times that if called I will answer, but I have not received any calls,” Abrams admitted. “Though I look forward to hearing from whomever April Ryan is speaking to.”

Abrams said when she is asked the question: “Are you qualified? Can you do this?” she answered, “I’m not just answering for myself. I’m being asked this question because I don’t look like what people usually look like when they’re considered for these jobs.” Continued Below

Abrams said that as a black girl growing up in Mississippi, she learned: “If you don’t speak up for yourself, that people will take that as permission to underestimate you. But more importantly, it gives them permission to underestimate everyone who looks like you, everyone that reminds them of you,” she told Colbert.

As early as August 2019, Abrams said she would be “honored” to be considered for a VP pick by “any” Democrat nominee, reported Fox News.

“I would be an excellent running mate. I have the capacity to attract voters by motivating typically ignored communities. I have a strong history of executive and management experience in the private, public and nonprofit sectors,” the Democrat from Georgia touted in a recent interview with Elle Magazine in April. Video Below

Stacey Abrams lost the governor’s seat to Republican Brian Kemp in 2018.

She has repeatedly questioned the outcome of the 2018 race and refused to concede, saying in March 2019, “I did win my election. I just didn’t get to have the job.” She accused then-Secretary of State Kemp of voter suppression, reported Fox News.

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