When it comes to 2020, Stacey Abrams isn’t ruling out any of her options.
She met with Senator Chuck Schumer last week, reportedly to discuss running against Georgia Senator David Perdue. And the week before, Abrams met with former Vice President Joe Biden, sparking rumors about becoming his running mate for 2020.
“My responsibility is to make sure that whatever I run for, it’s the right job, I’m the right person, and I’m doing it because that’s the role I should play in this moment in our history,” Abrams told Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC Wednesday.
And she still could run for president.
“I don’t think you run in a primary for second place,” Abrams said. “If I join the presidential primary, it’s because I intend to become the nominee for President of the United States, and I haven’t decided if that’s what I intend to do. But, I’m certainly open to the conversations because it signals that people are interested in the role that I can play.”
Though there are already over a dozen Democratic candidates, Abrams isn't in any rush, and says that a candidate could announce later, in June, or even September.
“I think when a good candidate puts their name into the pot, you will get the support you need to be successful, and so my responsibility is to not be forced by an artificial timeline, but to really take the time to determine what makes the most sense for me,” she said.
Watch the clip above, and find out what Abrams has to say about why she thinks Beto O'Rourke was "lifted up" following his close 2018 run, and why she and Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum aren't seeing the exact same support.