Sen. Amy Klobuchar announced on Thursday evening that she has withdrawn her name from consideration as Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden‘s potential running mate, and has urged him to instead choose a woman of color.
Klobuchar’s record as a prosecutor in the state came under great scrutiny as criticisms of the criminal justice system and law enforcement became more pronounced as tensions raised over racial violence and systemic racism in America.
Klobuchar has been considered a frontrunner on the shortlist of women candidates for the VP position after Biden on more than one occasion vowed to pick a woman as his running mate.
If Biden were to take Klobuchar’s advice and choose a woman of color, he’d likely choose from a crop of Black women whose names have been floating around for months.
Some of those women include former presidential candidate Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams, the former Georgia candidate for governor and Rep. Val Demings.