Posted on April 22, 2020

‘The View’ Co-Host Argues Black Women Have ‘Earned’ Representation as Biden’s VP Pick

Sam Dorman, Fox News, April 17, 2020

“The View” co-host Sunny Hostin argued on Friday that former Vice President Joe Biden should choose a black woman as his running mate in his bid for the White House.

Black women, she argued, are Democrats’ most reliable voting bloc and deserve a “thank you” in the form of Biden’s vice presidential pick.

“As a lot of people say, the VP pick is — it isn’t an incentive. It’s a thank you, and I think it should be a thank you to black women,” she said.

“I think black women are going to have to carry the load in this election like they always do. We are their strongest voting base, and half of black women live in states where I think they are going to obstruct the vote. I think there won’t be mail-in voting.

“So, that means that black women are going to have to risk their lives during this pandemic to vote. They’re going to have to bring their sons and their brothers and their fathers and risk their lives to vote,” she argued, adding that Biden’s campaign was pulled “out of the grave” due to African-American support in South Carolina.

“We’ve earned that spot with our loyalty for decades, and so in my view, he should pick a black woman.”