Former Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice said she would be honored to be considered to be presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s running mate. In an interview with Margaret Hoover on PBS’s ‘Firing Line,’ Rice said while she is not campaigning for the position she would not say no.
MARGARET HOOVER, PBS FIRING LINE: You’re on the list of one of the people to be considered for Joe Biden’s vice president. Would you consider serving on a vice presidential ticket with Joe Biden? SUSAN RICE, FMR. OBAMA NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR: Margaret, I’m humbled and honored to be among the extremely accomplished women who are reportedly being considered in that regard. I know Joe Biden well. I’ve worked with him very closely. I know he’ll be a great president of the United States. And from my vantage point, I’m committed to doing all I can to help him win and to help him govern. So I will do as I best can in whatever capacity makes more sense. HOOVER: Would you say yes if he asked you to be his VP? RICE: I certainly would say yes. HOOVER: Wow. RICE: Should I say no? HOOVER: Let’s talk about — RICE: Margaret, let me just add to that. You know, I think everybody who’s been asked that question has given the same answer. So that’s not a surprise. But my point is I want to help enable him to become the next president of the United States in any way I can and to support him if he wins in any way I can, because I believe that’s what is vitally important for the future of our country. And it’s not about me. It’s not about my ambitions. I am not campaigning for anything. But, you know, obviously, if that were the role in which he felt I could best serve, then I’m not going to say no.