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Biden: "I Didn't Feel Pressure To Select A Black Woman" As Running Mate

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During an interview with "Good Morning America" co-anchor Robin Roberts, former Vice President Joe Biden denied claims that he was "pressured" to select a black woman as his running mate.

"No, I didn't feel pressure to select a Black woman,” Biden said. "The government should look like the people, look like the country. Fifty-one percent of the people in this country are women. As that old expression goes, ‘women hold up half the sky,’ and in order to be able to succeed, you've got to be dealt in across the board."

cannot understand and fully appreciate what it means to walk in her shoes, to be an African-American woman, with Indian-American background, a child of immigrants," he said about his running mate, Kamala Harris. "She can’t assume exactly what it's like to walk in my shoes. What we do know is we have the same value set."


"She's an incredible woman. ... On the Judiciary Committee, which I used to chair for years, I watched her just insist on getting the answers, and not relented until she got the answers," Biden said.
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