Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has said that it would be a “great idea” to have a woman serving as a running mate.
“The women of this country, the people of this country understand it would be a great idea to have a woman as vice president and something I would give very, very serious thought to,” Sanders said, speaking with MSNBC’s Morning Joe. He also added that he hasn’t committed to a particular name, and that “you have to look at the best candidates you can.”
While, as Sanders said, there are several qualified women who can fill the role, he highly considers Senator Elizabeth Warren, The Week reports. “But I think, as you know, there are people in life today, Elizabeth Warren, I think, has been a real champion in standing up for working families, taking on Wall Street,” Sanders said.
As reported by CNN, Warren and Sanders have been inclined towards greater government regulation of Wall Street and the financial markets, and the effect that corporations have on political elections.
“There are other fantastic women who have been active in all kinds of fights who I think would make great vice presidential candidates,” Sanders added.
Meanwhile, Republican front runner and business mogul Donald Trump hinted at the possibility of Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin serving as the running mate. The campaign manager of Ted Cruz said that the Texas Senator has started the vetting process and that the GOP candidate and former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina is a likely choice, Morning News USA reports.
Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, said that the former secretary of state is also considering a female running mate, as reported by the Boston Globe. “There is no question that there will be women on the list,” Podesta said.