During Sunday night’s Democratic presidential debate, Joe Biden promised that he will pick a woman to be his running mate as the vice president.
“I commit that I’d pick a woman as vice president,” Biden said.
“There are a number of women who are qualified to be president tomorrow. I would pick a woman to be vice president.”
“In all likelihood, I will,” Sanders responded to the same question.
“For me, it’s not just nominating a woman,” Sanders said.
“It’s making sure we have a progressive woman, and there are progressive women out there. So my very strong tendency is to move in that direction,” Sanders added.
There have only been two women who have been picked as vice presidential candidates.
In 1984, Geraldine Ferraro was the VP candidate for Walter Mondale.
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In 2008, Sarah Palin was the VP candidate for John McCain.
Biden has also promised to appoint the “first black woman to the courts,” and that his administration “would look like the country.”
“In 2016, Hillary Clinton became the first woman to win a major presidential nomination when the Democratic Party selected her over Sanders, but Clinton lost to Republican candidate Donald Trump in the general election,” Newsweek concluded.
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