In a statement released on Monday, a newly-launched committee called “Draft Michelle Obama” is pushing for presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden to pick the former first lady as his running mate.
“Joe Biden has said he would choose Michelle Obama as his running mate ‘in a heartbeat.’ The aim of this campaign is to build on the substantial grassroots support for a potential Michelle Obama candidacy and help garner media attention for a vice-presidential nominee who has the power to beat Donald Trump,” the statement read.
“The Committee to Draft Michelle Obama firmly believes that Ms. Obama will not only benefit the Democratic ticket this November but also help lead this country to be more just and caring,” the statement continued. It went on to declare, however, that the group would stand behind the nominee even if Mrs. Obama were not selected.
Despite her popularity, however, Michelle has repeatedly denied any interest in pursuing political office.