As we reported earlier, Joe Biden told Politico that he might consider two of his former competitors as his running mate if he were to win the Democratic nomination for president.
Former Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday he would consider former presidential candidates Beto O’Rourke and Julián Castro to be a running mate or a member of his Cabinet if he is elected president.
O’Rourke, a former Texas congressman and high-profile 2018 Senate candidate, was an early frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination before fading into the field’s lower tiers and dropping out in early November. Castro, the former secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Barack Obama, ended his yearlong campaign earlier this month after struggling in the polls. Biden said he has spoken with both of them since their exits.
“My plea to both of them is that they stay engaged,” Biden said Wednesday in an interview with The Dallas Morning News. “They are talented, talented people.”
He immediately followed that up. “There will be Latinos in my cabinet and I guaranteed there will be Latinos in my White House. And both of them are qualified,” he said referring to O’Rourke and Castro.
But maybe if he were actually considering them, he might want to know that Beto isn’t Latino? Robert Francis O’Rourke is of Irish descent, Beto was a nickname given to him by his father.
But if you listen to the video of what Biden said, it does sound like he actually thinks that Robert Francis is Latino.
Take a look and you decide. Notice he’s also wrong about Castro, who was HUD Secretary, not Secretary of the Interior.
Wait. Does Joe Biden think that Beto O’Rourke is Latino? 😂 pic.twitter.com/peUCubie7v
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) January 17, 2020
— MACK Podcast (@MiddleAgedCool) January 17, 2020
Aside from the substance, he can’t seem to form simple sentences. Not trying to be funny, just an observation.
— Frank Luger (@BradyCarrbaugh) January 17, 2020
Biden when he finds out Warren isn’t Native American pic.twitter.com/w8RCdbCCr6
— CollegeConservatives (@C_conservative1) January 17, 2020
Trump is going to absolutely annihilate him.
— Binary (@lIllIlbinary) January 17, 2020