Joe Biden lists FOUR potential female vice presidential picks - but can't remember their names

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What’s in a name?

During a town hall in Iowa on Friday, Biden was asked by a woman who he would consider picking to be his vice-presidential running mate. Biden told the woman that he did not want to name any names because "the press will think that's who I picked." Pressed on the issue, however, Biden had a bit of a gaffe: he couldn't remember the names of the four women he said he had in mind as potential running mates.

“You. Are you available?” the former vice president joked to a woman in Winterset, Iowa, according to the Des Moines Register.

The Daily Mail reports that Biden then ran through a list of four prominent Democrats — without using any of their names.

“The former assistant attorney general who got fired who was just in Delaware,” he began, an apparent reference to Sally Yates, who President Trump fired in 2017 when she refused to enforce his travel ban.

“The leader of the, uh, the woman who should’ve been the governor of Georgia, the African American woman,” he continued — meaning Stacey Abrams, who lost a governor’s race in 2018.

“The two senators from the state of New Hampshire,” he concluded. That would be Democratic Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan.

Abrams, who had been touted as a potential presidential candidate but declined to run, is widely seen as a top veep prospect in 2020. Yates, Shaheen, and Hassan have not been cited as potential running mates before now.

“I mean, there’s an enormous number of qualified people,” Biden said.

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