Joe Biden: 'I Will Pick a Woman to Be My Vice President'

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Biden, 77, tops polling by significant margins in Arizona, Illinois and especially Florida, where the former vice-president could strike a hammer blow against his rival by building an insurmountable lead in the delegate count.

Panelist Jake Tapper of CNN asked Sanders the following question: "Senator Sanders, this morning, Dr. Anthony Fauci acknowledged that it's possible that hundreds of thousands, if not millions of Americans, could die of coronavirus in a worst-case scenario".

"We are going to overcome this coronavirus", he said. The unstated assumption is that it can not be.

"No, I did not", Biden responded sharply.

With most aspects of American life upended, the pandemic has achieved the near-impossible by relegating the Biden-Sanders duel to second-tier news.

What they're saying: "What became even more apparent yesterday is that while we are now losing the delegate count - approximately 800 delegates for Joe Biden and 660 for us - we are strongly winning in two enormously important areas which will determine the future of our country", Sanders said at a press conference Wednesday, prior to Biden's projected win in Washington. For me, it's not just nominating a woman, it is making sure that we have a progressive woman and there are progressive women out there.

There are also rumors claiming that Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar or Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is still not out of the running.

"I'll pick a woman to be vice-president". Such appeals play a fundamentally reactionary role, seeking to line up working people behind a highly privileged section of the upper middle class, while treating white workers as though they were the "natural" constituency of Trump and the fascistic right.

Three states - Arizona, Illinois and Florida - are scheduled to hold primaries on Tuesday, while OH is set to cancel its primary owing to the coronavirus. Biden was referring to the coronavirus crisis in Italy that is among the worst in Europe.

In Arizona, Governor Doug Ducey said state and Democratic Party officials agreed that the primary should go on.

These are likely to be the last primaries for some time, as Georgia has postponed its March 24 vote to May 19, while Louisiana has pushed back the April 4 primary until June 20.

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