Former Democratic 2020 hopeful Andrew Yang had to explain to Joy Behar why Democratic New York Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez could not be a 2020 vice-presidential pick.
Yang, who cohosted Thursday on ABC’s “The View,” joined in a discussion about who some of the best choices might be in a potential cabinet for former Vice President Joe Biden.
Yang began by noting that he had not yet made an endorsement himself, saying of Biden, “Joe called me a couple days ago. I’ve said I want to have the democratic process play out. I’ve also said that everyone knows I ran on this idea of universal basic income and that if a candidate were to come out powerfully for the freedom dividend, that would go a very long way.”
“Besides yourself who do you think would be a great VP?” Behar asked. (RELATED: ‘The Rest Of Them Are Trash’: Joy Behar Slams Bolton, Says Romney Is The ‘Only Patriot’ Left In The GOP)
“Like you said, there are a lot of great choices. I do think that if Joe is the front-runner which he is right now, he needs to shore up his support among young people in particular and I think his running mate might have a good opportunity to do that,” Yang replied.
“AOC would be a good choice except she’s a Bernie person,” Behar cut in.
“She’s also not old enough,” Meghan McCain interjected.
“She’s not? As a VP?” Behar asked.
“You have to be 34,” McCain continued.
“There’s a minimum age for president, and it’s conceivable that the vice president is going to be president,” Yang explained.
Behar abruptly changed the subject then, asking Yang, “What’s this I heard you wanted to run for mayor of New York?”
The thought of Yang as NYC mayor got high marks from McCain, who said, “I love this idea.”
This exchange came just one day after cohost Whoopi Goldberg touted Dr. Jill Biden as a great doctor, saying she’d make a wonderful Surgeon General — only to learn that Biden’s degree was in education, not medicine.