Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said on Monday, Dec. 30, that he would consider picking a Republican as his running mate if he becomes the party’s nominee in 2020.

At his campaign event in Exeter, New Hampshire, a voter raised the question about the possibility of Biden leading a bipartisan ticket, the Daily Beast reported.

“Our 21-year-old son said the other night, ‘I wonder if Joe Biden would consider choosing a Republican as a running mate,’” the voter asked.

In a response, Biden said he would be open to selecting a Republican running mate, though he was unable to come up with a specific name.

“The answer is I would, but I can’t think of one now,” Biden said.

“You know, there’s some really decent Republicans that are out there still, but here’s the problem right now, with the well-known ones – they’ve got to step up,” he added.

Earlier Biden said he prefers to pick a woman or a person of color as his vice president. At the campaign in New Hampshire, the 77-year-old candidate pointed out that there are “a lot of qualified women” and African Americans to choose from.

“There’s a plethora of really qualified people. Whomever I would pick were I fortunate enough to be your nominee, I’d pick somebody who was simpatico with me, who knew what I, what my priorities were and knew what I wanted to,” Biden said.

Biden spent 35 years in Congress and served two terms as vice president to former President Barack Obama.

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