Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, who has gained widespread attention for criticizing rioters in her city, is the latest possible vice presidential candidate for Joe Biden.
The Daily Wire reports from Politico that “’two sources with knowledge of the discussions’ confirmed that Bottoms is now in the running for 2020 ticket.” Politico also notes a “source familiar with the internal discussions” said that the notion of vetting Mayor Bottoms coincides with Biden’s “evolution” on needing to select a black running mate.
Bottoms was a very early Biden supporter, endorsing him almost a year ago after then-rival Kamala Harris implied Biden was racist for opposing forced busing in the 1970s and worked with segregationist senators. Bottoms, who attended the first Democrat debate as a guest of Jill Biden, said that “[f]or me, it was most important that we have a president who doesn’t have to walk in the door and figure out where the light switch is, that we have somebody who can lead on Day One.”
Atlanta’s mayor gained widespread attention in the last few weeks as being one of the only Democrat mayors to condemn their city’s rioters, saying that:
“We are all angry. This hurts. This hurts everybody in this room. But what are you changing by tearing up a city? You’ve lost all credibility now. This is not how we change America. This is not how we change the world.”
“You are disgracing our city, you are disgracing the life of George Floyd and every other person who has been killed in this country,” she said. “We are better than this. We are better than this as a city. We are better than this as a country. Go home! Go home!”
Only in the world of Democrat Mayors is it “going against the grain” to condemn those burning your city to the ground.
Atlanta Mayor Bottoms condemns rioters in fiery speech: "You are disgracing our city, you are disgracing the life of George Floyd" pic.twitter.com/QPCVkG0JIO
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This will be interesting to watch, considering that Biden’s VP, considering Biden’s condition and age, will be, de facto, running for president as well.