Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, who has been blatantly pushing to become Joe Biden’s pick for vice president, said she has “received no calls” from his campaign about joining the ticket, according to a report.
“I have said many times that if called I will answer, but I have not received any calls,” Abrams told Stephen Colbert on “The Late Show” on Wednesday.
“Though I look forward to hearing from whomever April Ryan is speaking to,” she added, referring to a CNN political analyst who late-night host cited as having said the former Georgia State House leader was being vetted for veep.
When Colbert asked her why she wasn’t “demure” in pining for the post, she replied that she was usually asked about her qualifications based on her race.
“I know that when you ask a question you are qualified, you can do this, that you are not just answering for myself,” she said. “It’s being asked the question because I don’t look like what people usually look like when considered for these jobs.”
“If you don’t speak up for yourself, people will take that as permission to underestimate you,” she added.
“It gives them permission to underestimate everyone who looks like you,” Abrams added.
In an April 22 appearance on “The View,” Abrams said she had “concerns” about Biden “not picking a woman of color.”
And in an interview with Elle Magazine a week ago, she gushed that she “would be an excellent running mate” and lauded her “25 years in independent study of foreign policy.”
But she is mostly known for narrowly losing a race for governor of Georgia in 2018.
“No one takes Stacey seriously. And her public campaigning for the job looks more like a hostage negotiation than an actual attempt to get the job, “an Biden insider told The Post.
“Biden is an old school guy and will always be. Picking Stacey would be like picking [Sarah] Palin. He needed to throw a Hail Mary. He wants a good governing partner. “