Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden is expected to announce his running mate by next week. All eyes are on Kamala Harris, after a photo of Biden’s notes was captured by The Associated Press during one of his campaign events. She was also dubbed as a “top-tier candidate.”
But a new potential choice rises in Susan Rice, former national security advisor to Michael Dukakis, John Kerry and Barack Obama. During Barack Obama’s reign, she was also an ambassador for the United States in the United Nations.
Though not actually verbalizing her desire to be Biden’s vice-presidential candidate, she isn’t entirely opposed to the idea either. Rice is open to the possibility, and is ready to step up if the presidential candidate chooses her.
During her four years of being an United Nations Ambassador, Rice fought for human rights, women’s rights, and LGBT community rights and antipoverty campaigns, and prioritized actions on climate change.
Susan Rice is a Stanford alumnus, and worked in the National Security Council during Bill Clinton’s administration. She then served as assistant secretary of State for African Affairs during his second term. Rice has had a seat in the executive branch for about twenty years, and has improved policies on US-Africa relations, supported the passing of the African Growth and Opportunity Act, and made a stronger campaign against HIV/AIDS prevention and management.
Biden is strongly considering choosing a woman of color as his running mate, in light of the George Floyd movement.
Rice isn’t actively campaigning for anything, as said by a reliable source. However, she is aimed towards ending the Trump administration for the welfare of the country. One downside though, is that Susan Rice has not run for an elective office ever. In some interviews, she pointed out that her among all other potential choices is her long experience alongside other candidates and takes on foreign policies.
But one common goal between Biden and Rice is that they both want a Democrat-dominated Senate and House. Rice says she is willing to do everything in her power to help Biden win, regardless of whether she will be chosen as the running mate or not.