Stacey Abrams says she ‘would be honored’ if chosen as a running mate for VP

Stacey Abrams says she ?would be honored? if chosen as a running mate for VP

ATLANTA — Former gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams said she "would be honored" to run for vice president if she was asked by any of the 2020 Democratic candidates for president and also said she could see herself running for the country’s top office in the future.

“It would be a disservice to every woman of color, every woman of ambition, every child who wants to think beyond their known space for me to say no. Or for me to pretend and say, ‘No, I don’t want it.’ Of course, I want it. Of course, I want to serve America. Of course, I want to be a patriot,” Abrams told the panel on ABC’s “The View” Monday morning.

After her loss to Gov. Brian Kemp last year, Abrams has been working across the country with her Fair Fight 2020 organization to help register voters in high-profile states as well as make sure everyone is counted in the 2020 census.

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Abrams said minority communities would stand to lose billions of dollars in funding "if people of color do not get counted at the rates they should."

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"Those are dollars that don't go into your schools, don't go into your hospitals, don't go into your roads. Those are the dollars that make up your life. And the reality is the moneys don't disappear. They just go to the people who get overcounted, which tend to be wealthier white communities."

This is not the first time Abrams’ name has been floated as a VP candidate.

Abrams’ name came up during “Real Time with Bill Maher” on Friday night. Maher suggested during his “Overtime” segment that Abrams was the main name being floated as a vice presidential choice for several of the candidates.

Early on in the race, there was a lot of speculation that she would be a potential running mate with Vice President Joe Biden after she met with him nearly a year ago.

During Monday’s panel discussion on “The View,” Abrams even hinted at running for president sometime in the future.

"Why should we not want someone to have the power to fix the problems and the brokenness that we have?" Abrams said. "I want to do good, and there is no stronger platform than president of the United States. And that's a position I want to one day hold."

Abrams also declined to endorse one candidate over the other, saying her "job right now is to fix our democracy" by ensuring everyone who's eligible to vote, can.

The Georgia primary is March 24.