In The Washington Post, political columnist and data analyst David Byler described Duckworth as the safest and smartest choice for Biden. She meets the basic requirements as she “served in the House for four years and has been in the Senate since 2017.”
Byler also talks about Duckworth’s military background as a strong point.
Duckworth could also provide input as Biden’s administration tackles the issues of paid family leave because of her firsthand experience as a new parent.
“Duckworth’s status as a veteran and a mom would help her blunt the criticisms that are often aimed at female politicians,” Byler said.
Duckworth told the Chicago Daily Herald that she is honored that her name was mentioned in the list of candidates to run with Biden.
“I am honored that my name is even in the mix. I think it’s a good message for working moms everywhere,” she said, adding that this would also be a positive representation for Asian Americans and people with disabilities.
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