- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 9, 2016

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton isn’t ruling out the possibility of an all-female ticket, saying what’s important is that her vice presidential pick can do the job.

“I’m looking at the most qualified people, and that includes women, of course, because I want to be sure that whoever I pick could be president immediately if something were to happen - that’s the most important qualification,” Mrs. Clinton said in an interview with CNN Wednesday.

“There are a lot of people in the Democratic party who bring so many assets to the table,” she said.

“I’m going to really begin to pay attention to that now that we’ve wrapped up the primary process,” she said. “But it doesn’t matter to me who the person is, as long as that person can really do the job that is required.”

Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who many liberals had hoped would launch her own 2016 White House bid, has been mentioned as one possible choice.

Ms. Warren has emerged as a leading attack dog against presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump, and planned to keep up the heat on Thursday, calling him a “loud, nasty, thin-skinned fraud” in excerpts of a speech to the American Constitution Society, according to the Associated Press.

Other names that have been floated as possible running mates for Mrs. Clinton include Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, and Labor Secretary Tom Perez.

“We’ll have it done by the convention. I’m not going to speculate how much before the convention it might be completed,” Mrs. Clinton said.



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