Cory Booker: Hillary Clinton’s Potential VP Does Not Deny Being Vetted

. July 4, 2016 . 0 Comments

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Cory Booker might become Hillary Clinton‘s vice president, but he is not talking. On Sunday, Mr. Booker was a guest on CNN where he sat down with Brianna Keilar to speak about a long list of topics including the possibility of being Clinton’s VP.

The junior United States Senator from New Jersey, who had once said that he was not being considered, had an entirely different answer when he was asked the same question. In June, Booker was clear, he said:

“It’s flattering and everything like that, but I’m not being vetted.”

The former mayor of Newark tried in vain to dodge the question by stating:

“I’m just referring questions about the vice presidency to the woman who is going to have to make this decision. You should talk to the Clinton campaign.”

Keilar came back by telling the Democratic politician:

“That is not a no, sir. That is not a no.”

Booker, again, sought to wiggle out of the situation by explaining:

“That is exactly what it is. It’s telling you if you have a question like that, please direct it to the Clinton campaign.”

Booker also shared his thoughts on New Jersey’s Republican governor, Chris Christie, possibly becoming Donald Trump‘s VP pick, by saying:

“Look, as you know, Chris Christie and I — even though we’re in different parties, and I could write a long dissertation on our disagreements — when I was mayor of the largest city in the state and he was governor, we found ways to work together. But, frankly, I don’t care who you put with Donald Trump. You’re not going to find a good partnership to lead this country.”

Many believe that Booker and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren will not be named VP because the Democrats will not remove one of their own from the Senate, which they are trying to win back. Labor Secretary Tom Perez and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro have better chances of getting the job.

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