Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said recently he plans to announce his pick for a running mate around Aug. 1 – just two months before the vice presidential debate scheduled for October.
The date is fast approaching, and according to a report from the New York Post, Biden’s shortlist for a running mate has already been narrowed down to two names: Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren.
Harris and Warren spoke at the Texas Democratic Party’s state convention, which ended Saturday.
“These things don’t happen by accident,” Democratic strategist Brad Bannon told The Post. “I think those two are getting an audition in Texas.”
“I think [Warren and Harris] are a terrible top two [candidates],” nationally-syndicated talk show host Tony Katz said in a recent appearance on “Fox and Friends.”
“Elizabeth Warren is a pick if you’re still trying to get the Bernie Bros because they see Joe Biden as a moderate,” said Katz. “But she’s wholly unlikable and she’s a liar.”
Kamala Harris is an equally poor choice, according to Katz.
“That’s a pick if you’re the democratic party, [which is] desperate to check boxes, yet they nominated the second oldest and clearly whitest candidate they possibly could,” noted Katz.
“[Democrats] can’t possibly think that either one of these vice presidential possibilities is going to bring the party with them,” he continued. There’s so much ammunition that can be used against them – not from the political right, but the political left.”
Florida Congresswoman Val Demings, the former police chief of Orlando, is another name that’s come to the forefront in recent weeks as a potential running mate for Biden in the wake of the George Floyd killing.
Katz told “Fox and Friends” that Demings represents a solid pick.
“If you’re checking boxes, she’s a black woman and she was one of the impeachment managers,” said Katz. “So she can satisfy for the Democrats and she can have the ‘police reform’ conversation that a lot of America wants to see happen.”
Click below to watch Tony Katz’s full appearance on “Fox & Friends.”