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Nancy Pelosi Calls the Possibility of an All-Female Democratic Ticket ‘Fabulous’

Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton Attends Meetings With Legislators  On Capitol HillPresidential Candidate Hillary Clinton Attends Meetings With Legislators  On Capitol Hill
Hillary Clinton (l) and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi in July 2015.Photograph by Alex Wong — Getty Images

In an interview Tuesday morning interview with NBC News, House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi officially endorsed Hillary Clinton. But she didn’t stop there.

When interviewer George Stephanopoulos asked the California Democrat about the possibility that Clinton might choose Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren as her running mate.

“We’ve had two men over and over again for hundreds of years,” said Pelosi. “I think that two women, whoever they may be, that would be fabulous as well, but Hillary Clinton will choose the person that she feels most comfortable with.”

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The interview came the morning after the AP declared that Clinton has clinched the Democratic nomination based on the delegate count. “It’s very exciting” to see the first female nominee from a major party, said Pelosi, who broke what she calls “the marble ceiling” in Congress when she became the first the first woman to be named Speaker of the House in 2007. “It’s wonderful that [Clinton’s] woman and it’s fabulous that we could have a woman president.”

However, she was careful to note that Clinton achieved her history-making status “because she is the best, not because she’s a woman.”

The Clinton campaign has said that the candidate has at least one at least one women on her short list of potential vice presidential picks.


“There is no question that there will be women on that list,” Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, told the The Boston Globe in April.

However, it’s not clear that Warren is in the running. A Politico report finds that the two women “don’t have a close, personal relationship—in fact, there’s no evidence to show they even particularly like each other.” Insiders also fret that Warren might turn off some white, working class voters or outshine Clinton on the stump.

Other women who’ve been mentioned as potential Clinton running mates include Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar.