Stacey Abrams says Joe Biden has not reached out about VP spot

Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, who has been blatantly pushing to become Joe Biden’s pick for vice president, said she has “not received any 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 the CNN political analyst whom the late-night host cited as having said the former Georgia State House leader was being vetted for veep.

When Colbert asked her why she has not been “demure” in pining for the post, she responded that she was typically asked about her qualifications based on her race.

“I know that when I’m asked the question are you qualified, can you do this, that I’m not just answering for myself,” she said. “I’m being asked the question because I don’t look like what people usually look like when they’re considered for these jobs.”

She added that she learned while growing up in Mississippi that “if you don’t speak up for yourself, that people will take that as permission to underestimate you.”

“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 earlier, 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 seems more like a hostage negotiation than an actual attempt to get the job,” a Biden insider has told The Post.

“Biden is an old school guy and will always be. Picking Stacey would be like picking [Sarah] Palin. He doesn’t need to throw a Hail Mary. He wants a good governing partner.”


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