Clinton to Name Jerry Brown V.P. Pick; ‘He Can Step In After H.C. Indicted’

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SACRAMENTO, Calif.–Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton today named California Gov. Jerry Brown her vice presidential running mate, saying the four-term governor has the experience and stature to take over as the presidential nominee after the FBI indicts her for using a personal email account to send and receive classified information while she was the U.S. secretary of state.

“No one in the Democratic party today has the breadth and depth of experience that Jerry Brown has,” said Clinton, who spoke in a joint news conference with Brown after the two met for several hours in the state house here. “That will be important, because I’m expected to be indicted in about four weeks, and with these kinds of things, you never know what’s going to happen.”

Clinton, who has been a target of a number of investigations over several decades in public life, said she fully expects to be exonerated, “but it’s going to take a long time and I’ll have to devote considerable resources to proving I did nothing wrong, as I’ve been arguing all along,” she said.

In addition to being California’s longest serving governor, having first served in the position for two terms in the 1970s, Brown has governing experience at all levels in the state. He was the state attorney general from 2007 to 2011, mayor of Oakland from 1999 to 2007, and secretary of state from 1971 to 1975.

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He also has considerable experience running for president. He first sought the office in 1976, but struggled after Rolling Stone called him “Governor Moonbeam,” a nickname Brown’s former girlfriend, pop singer Linda Ronstadt, gave him.

“It’s an honor to stand here side by side with a true champion for America, Hillary Clinton,” Brown said. “I will miss having her by my side after she’s indicted, but I will carry on her agenda for making America even greater than it already is. Like her, I will fight for women’s rights, the environment, and I will work to ensure all Americans are treated with respect and dignity.”

Brown said he’s ready to absorb the blows aimed at him from presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. “I know he will say bad things about me, but I’m almost 80 years old and I’ve been in public life a long time,” he said. “There’s really nothing he can say at this point that will make a difference. That will be important because I’ll be the only thing standing between Donald Trump and the White House.

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