Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerRand Paul introduces bill to end no-knock warrants Black lawmakers unveil bill to remove Confederate statues from Capitol Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk MORE (D-N.J.) on Tuesday signaled that he’d be open to a spot on the 2020 Democratic ticket as vice president, a day after he ended his campaign for the White House.
Booker told “CBS This Morning” that he’s “not taking anything off the table” in regard to a potential vice presidential bid but added that he’s had no conversations about it so far.
“But my focus really is New Jersey and my state,” he said.
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— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) January 14, 2020
Then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhite House accuses Biden of pushing ‘conspiracy theories’ with Trump election claim Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton qualifies to run for county commissioner in Florida MORE had Booker on her shortlist for the position on the 2016 ticket. She ultimately chose Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Senate panel passes amendment to bar using troops against protesters Defense bill turns into proxy battle over Floyd protests MORE (D-Va.) for the spot.
Booker said Tuesday he was “pleased” he was vetted as one of Clinton’s choices.
The senator also said that he would consider endorsing a candidate in the primary, but did not signal any that he’s leaning toward.
“I definitely will consider it, 100 percent. Right now, I am gonna take a breather,” Booker said. “I’m gonna focus on the impeachment trials. And I have a reelection campaign.”
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Booker ended his campaign Monday, acknowledging that he no longer had the resources to continue in the race.
“It was a difficult decision to make, but I got in this race to win, and I’ve always said I wouldn’t continue if there was no longer a path to victory,” Booker said in an email to supporters.