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Kamala Harris called the possibility of an all-female presidential ticket “fabulous” when she appeared on a satellite radio show on Friday.
Harris was asked about the possibility by the Rev. Mark Thompson on his SiriusXM show, “Make It Plain with Mark Thompson.”
“Would you, as a woman, consider another woman?” Thompson asked Harris.
“Yes!” Harris responded emphatically. “Yeah, I would.”
“Wouldn’t that be fabulous?” Harris added when Thompson followed up to confirm the answer. But when he asked whether the United States was ready for female presidential and vice presidential candidates, she said, “We’ll see if it happens.”
She laughed after she said that, adding, “There are all kinds of interesting scenarios.”
If Harris won the Democratic nomination in 2020, then she would have plenty of women to consider as a running mate. In the field of 17 candidates who have declared that they are running for the Democratic nomination, there are five other women running: Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts; Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii; and spiritual author Marianne Williamson.
And there are others, such as former state representative of Georgia and rising Democratic star Stacey Abrams and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, who have been mentioned as either a presidential or vice presidential candidates.
This obviously isn’t the first time that the potential for an all-female presidential-vice presidential ticket has come up with a Democratic candidate. When Hillary Clinton won the Democratic nomination for president in 2016, her campaign manager John Podesta said that there would be women on the shortlist for her running mate, though she eventually chose Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia.
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