CNN host Carol Costello speculated on Wednesday that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton could be hurt her campaign by selecting Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) as a running mate because two women would be “too much” for voters.
During an interview with former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chaffee, Costello noted that Clinton “has to say something to get Bernie Sanders supporters on board.”
“Might it be as simple as picking the right running mate because Elizabeth Warren’s name has been floated out there?” the CNN host explained. “And she’s like a big opponent of Wall Street, she wants to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, etc., etc.”
But Caffee suggested that picking Sanders for the VP slot would send a “fabulous message of unification.”
The CNN host turned the discussion back to Warren: “Some people say Elizabeth Warren would not be a good choice because it would be two women on the ticket. Perhaps that would be too much.”
“Do you agree with that?” she wondered.
“It’s a factor,” Chaffee agreed.
“You think a two woman ticket would turn people off?” Costello pressed.
Chaffee, however, avoided the question of gender, instead arguing that Sanders had more “experience” as a politician.
“I think that’s important,” he said.
Watch the video below from CNN’s Newsroom, broadcast June 8, 2016.