Joe Biden is set to announce his vice presidential pick this week. Black leaders warn he “will lose” the election if his VP pick isn’t a Black woman.
Biden’s camp say he will announce his running mate this week — after missing previous deadlines set by the Democratic nominee.
Biden’s VP pick is groundbreaking because she will likely be president of the United States at some point if Biden wins the election. He has said his VP choice must be prepared to step in as president “on day one.”
Black leaders understand the historical significance of Biden’s choice for running mate. In a letter they warned Biden “will lose” the election if he doesn’t choose a Black woman.
More than 100 Black male leaders, athletes, and rappers, including Sean Combs and Lenard McKelvey, aka Charlamagne Tha god, signed the letter ordering Biden to pick a Black woman as his VP.
“Failing to select a Black woman … means YOU WILL lose the election … Black women are defining the future of politics so it’s time you let one define the future of your campaign,” they wrote.