Sanders campaign co-chair says Warren would be 'outstanding choice' for VP

Rep. Ro KhannaRohit (Ro) KhannaProgressive Caucus co-chair endorses Kennedy in Massachusetts Senate primary Biden’s right, we need policing reform now – the House should quickly take up his call to action The Hill’s Coronavirus Report: Association of American Railroads Ian Jefferies says no place for hate, racism or bigotry in rail industry or society; Trump declares victory in response to promising jobs report MORE (D-Calif.), one of Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE’s (I-Vt.) campaign co-chairs, said on Friday that Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names MORE (D-Mass.) would be an “outstanding choice” for vice president.

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“I mean, I’ve said Sen. Warren would be an outstanding choice,” Khanna said on MSNBC. “There will be other outstanding choices.”

The congressman added he would advise Sanders to pick a woman as his running mate.

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Khanna’s comments come after Warren withdrew from the Democratic primary race Thursday after failing to gain traction in the states to votes so far, including placing third in her home state of Massachusetts. Like Sanders, Warren ran on a progressive platform, supporting policies such as “Medicare for All.”

Warren declined to immediately endorse Sanders or former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE, the two major remaining candidates in the race.

When asked about the possibility of being Sanders’s running mate by MSNBC’s Rachel MaddowRachel Anne MaddowWebb: The modern age of dissent versus riot Cable news audience numbers jump amid coronavirus, protests Demings: ‘America is on fire’ and Trump ‘is walking around with gasoline’ MORE on Thursday, Warren responded: “Look, the job of senator is a good job. As a matter of fact, the job of teacher is a good job.”

Biden emerged from Super Tuesday as the front-runner, winning 10 of 14 states and overtaking Sanders in the number of pledged delegates.

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