White House counselor Kellyanne Conway attacked former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday morning, saying that he is like a “co-ed at the end of a frat party” because he reportedly has an all-female list for a vice presidential pick.
Conway spoke with Sandra Smith and Ed Henry on Fox News, as Newsweek reported, and began the conversation by slamming the Obama administration before turning to the topic of who Biden might select as his running mate in the 2020 election.
“You’ve seen the long and short list of Joe Biden’s VP choices. They all happen to be female. He sounds like a co-ed at the end of a frat party. I need a woman!” she said. “So now he has binders of women he’s looking through, and he’s got people like Sally Yates and Susan Rice allegedly on this list, and those are two women who were very involved in the shenanigans that were happening in the days before we got here.”
Conway went on to muse about Rice and Yates, suggesting they were involved in the Russian investigation against Trump and his allies.
Rice has recently been in the headlines after an email that she wrote shortly before President Donald Trump’s inauguration was declassified. The email revealed the Obama administration was worried about Michael Flynn and potential issues with his contacts with Russian individuals, such as Russian Ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak. Obama reportedly warned Trump away from Flynn at the time, as he was set to become the new national security adviser.
Critics of the investigation have said the emails support the claim that Flynn was unfairly targeted in the investigation.
“She can’t be trusted and she’s proved that,” Conway said of Rice.
Biden hasn’t made his list of potential running mates public, but he has said he will select a woman for the job. He stated his goal is to find someone that he could be confident would run the country well if he left office.
He said he wanted the public to look at his selection and be able to say she would be capable of handling the presidency “tomorrow.”
Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris, along with former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, have all said they would run alongside Biden as his vice-presidential candidate. Rice has also been rumored to be on the list and said she would take on the role if selected.