Former national security adviser Susan Rice said Monday that she is “humbled and honored” to be considered as a possible running mate for former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump tweets ‘we all miss’ Ailes after swiping at Fox Senior Trump campaign official reassigned in staff shakeup Poll: Biden, Trump locked in neck-and-neck battle for North Carolina MORE.
Asked by MSNBC’s Rachel MaddowRachel Anne MaddowSusan Rice ‘humbled and honored’ by rumors Biden considering her for VP Trump touts ratings for rally, Fox News town hall: ‘These are the real polls’ Joy Reid in line to be MSNBC’s next 7 PM host: report MORE if she is “in talks with the Biden campaign,” Rice responded: “To the extent that it is reported that I am under consideration in a serious way for the vice president slot, let me just say that I’m extremely humbled and honored to be talked about in the context of so many extraordinary women.”
“All I care about is getting Joe Biden elected president of the United States so that we again have competent, compassionate, loyal, effective leadership in the White House and flipping the Senate so that the Democrats control the Senate so we can pursue an agenda of healing for this country, one that tries to address the extraordinary racial and socioeconomic disparities that have been plain for all to see and that can restore our global leadership,” Rice continued.
She added that she will do “do everything I can, whether it’s the modern day equivalent of licking envelopes or raising money to serve in the capacity that he thinks is appropriate. I’ll do anything I can to affect this change for our nation because I don’t think there’s any higher imperative.”
Last month, Rice said that she would “certainly say yes” if Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, asked her to be his running mate, adding then that “I want to enable him to become the next president of the United States in any way I can.”
Biden has pledged to pick a woman as his running mate. He is also reportedly considering Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenManchin draws line against repealing legislative filibuster Progressive groups urge Biden to tap Warren as running mate Young Turks host says Elizabeth Warren should be Biden’s VP pick MORE (D-Mass.), Sen. Kalama Harris (D-Calif.) and Rep. Karen BassKaren Ruth BassSusan Rice ‘humbled and honored’ by rumors Biden considering her for VP The Hill’s Morning Report – Officials crack down as COVID-19 cases soar Karen Bass’s star rises after leading police reform push MORE (D-Calif.), among others.
Rice, who also served as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under former President Obama, has been a vocal critic of the Trump administration. Earlier this month, she called the administration “racist to its core for the last three and half years.”
She also praised Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharHillicon Valley: Facebook takes down ‘boogaloo’ network after pressure | Election security measure pulled from Senate bill | FCC officially designating Huawei, ZTE as threats Democrats, voting rights groups pressure Senate to approve mail-in voting resources Susan Rice ‘humbled and honored’ by rumors Biden considering her for VP MORE (D-Minn.) for withdrawing her name from consideration to be Biden’s vice presidential pick and calling for him to select a woman of color.
“What’s important about what Sen. Klobuchar said and did is that she made clear that this election, and whoever Joe Biden chooses among many very talented candidates, is about getting Joe Biden in the White House, somebody who can heal and unify the nation, and remove Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpUtah Lieutenant Gov. Cox leads Huntsman in close governor’s race Trump tweets ‘we all miss’ Ailes after swiping at Fox Former NFL player Burgess Owens wins Utah GOP primary MORE and consign him and those who have supported him in the Senate to the trash heap of history,” Rice told MSNBC.