The 2020 election may be 17 months away, but Democratic presidential candidates are already starting to eat their own.
Sen. Kamala Harris said during a press conference in New Hampshire on Wednesday that fellow 2020 presidential contender Joe Biden would make a great pick for vice president — but not president.
Harris’s comment came in response to a question about whether she was tired of people saying she would be a good running mate.
“If people want to speculate about running mates, I encourage that, because I think that Joe Biden would be a great running mate,” Harris responded. “As vice president, he’s proven that he knows how to do the job.”
Harris added that there’s “certainly a lot of other candidates that would make, for me, a very viable and interesting vice president.”
Some are suggesting a Biden-Harris ticket is the only way to defeat President Donald Trump in 2020.
Democrats believe Biden, who has opened up big leads in early primary states, could use the help of Harris with the African-American vote and turnout.
It does not sound like Harris is interested in that, which wouldn’t be a surprise given Biden has already come under fire countless times in recent months for controversial comments and allegations of inappropriate touching.
Earlier this week, it was reported that Biden once “joked” about his preoccupation with college “panty raids,” a 1950s fad in which male students would burst into female dormitories and steal women’s underwear.
“For those of you who look back on it and say, ‘Things are different now than they were then,’ let me remind you — in 1959 and early 1960, there was no great movement on the college campuses. The only thing we were concerned about in those days was jobs and panty raids,” he said.
The recently resurfaced comments also came after he has been accused by several women of inappropriately kissing and touching them.