Former 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang explained to “The View’s” Joy Behar why Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is not old enough to be vice president.
On Thursday’s show, co-host Joy Behar suggested the 30-year-old New York Democrat would be a good choice.
“Besides yourself, who do you think would be a great VP?” Joy Behar asked Yang during Thursday’s show on ABC.
“I do think that if Joe [Biden] 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 said.
“AOC would actually be a good choice, except she’s a Bernie person,” Joy Behar said.
Meghan McCain interjected: “She’s also not old enough.”
“She’s not?” Joy Behar asked. “As a VP?”
Yang provided further explanation. “The Constitution has a minimum age for president, and it’s conceivable that the vice president is going to be president,” he said.
According to the Constitution, the minimum age to be president is 35. The vice president must also adhere to the same requirements.
Democratic front-runner Joe Biden has not announced his vice presidential pick.
Last year, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez said it would “be an honor” to be picked as someone’s vice president. She has endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders for president.