He’s getting hit from both sides now.
Joe Biden is being warned by Democratic operatives stating that he should be expecting backlash if he decides to not select a black woman as his vice president.
Biden recently had a “high-level meeting in Washington, D.C., with Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer, once a front-runner for the Veep slot” and that did not sit well with some people.
The chair of the DNC’s Black Caucus, Virgie Rollins, said, “He better pick a Black woman. If he picks Gretchen, he’ll lose Michigan.”
She also continued saying, “There are a lot of Black people mad at her [Whitmer] in this state.”
Biden has not yet made his decision on who his vice president should be. He has sworn to pick a woman, and many activists are stating that the woman should be black so that he will have a better time getting votes from swing states.
POLITICO stated, “As Biden prepares to announce his choice this week, Black women activists and operatives have launched an eleventh-hour campaign to pressure him. In a pair of open letters Monday and last week, they made the case that he needs strong African American turnout in swing states like Florida, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania to win.”
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