In a debate dominated by discussion of the coronavirus outbreak, Joe Biden promised to pick a woman as his running mate if he becomes the Democratic nominee.
“I commit that I will, in fact, pick a woman to be vice president,” the former vice president said.
“There are a number of women who are qualified to be president tomorrow.”
Sanders declined to make the same promise, but he said he would “in all likelihood” pick a female running mate, ABC reports.
Sanders said the most important thing would be to pick a fellow progressive as his running mate, “but there are progressive women out there.”
Biden also promised to nominate an African-American woman to the Supreme Court for the first time, Politico reports.
Andrew Yang, who endorsed Biden after Super Tuesday, tweeted that he liked that Biden had committed to a woman as VP, “but he didn’t mention that to me when we spoke.”
And Biden finally pivots to Trump. Took a lot longer than you’d think.
— Andrew Yang🧢🇺🇸 (@AndrewYang) March 16, 2020