A day after he suspended his presidential campaign, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) said he is open taking a spot on the 2020 Democratic ticket as vice president but he demurred on endorsing anyone.
While speaking to CBS Newss “This Morning,” Booker said that while he is focused on New Jersey, his state, he is “not taking anything off the table” in regards to a possible vice presidential bid. However, Booker said hes had no conversations about it so far.
“I definitely will consider it, 100 percent. Right now, I am going to take a breather,” Booker said of a potential endorsement. “Im going to focus on the impeachment trials. And I have a reelection campaign.”
“I have had no conversations. I was so pleased that I got to go through the experience and be vetted … as one of Hillary Clintons final choices,” he said. “My focus is really on Jersey, and my state … and being with my senior senator, Bob Menendez [D-N.J.] … the best dynamic duo” in the Senate, Booker said.
The junior senator from New Jersey also called on the Democrats still in the race to “keep it to the issues” following a report from CNN that claimed 2020 hopefuls Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) had a disagreement, where Sanders disagreed with the idea that Americans are ready for a female president.
“From Joe Biden all the way to Amy Klobuchar, these are really good human beings. You cant put ourselves in a position where when we eventually have one nominee, people feel some kind of way that they dont want to support that nominee,” Booker told CBS News in the same interview.
On Monday, Booker, who was also the former mayor of Newark, ended his campaign and noted he no longer has enough resources to keep going.
“It was a difficult decision to make, but I got in this race to win, and Ive always said I wouldnt continue if there was no longer a path to victory,” Booker said in a press release, adding that he was always willing to end his campaign if there was “no path forward” to obtaining the Democratic nomination.
“Its with a full heart that I share this news—Ive made the decision to suspend my campaign for president,” he added in the pRead More – Source