This is an update. See below original post.
This evening Cleveland.com (the online version of the Cleveland Plain Dealer) reports that Nina Turner, firebrand surrogate for Bernie Sanders, is mulling over an offer to join Jill Stein’s VP for the Green Party ticket.
Massachusetts physician Jill Stein, the party’s presumptive presidential nominee, reached out with the pitch, Turner told cleveland.com Sunday evening in a telephone interview. The Hill has also picked up this story.
The Green Party opens its convention Thursday in Houston. Turner would stand for nomination there if she agrees to be Stein’s running mate. Her decision is expected in the coming days.
As reported last week, some Bernie delegates had considered putting her name in nomination for VP of the Democratic Party ticket, but Nina had declined. It was revealed later that the DNC nixed Nina to be the second nominator of Senator Sanders for the official nominating process at the convention.
The Washington Post has confirmed with Turner that she had been offered a spot, saying “It’s true. Talking with my family. There’s nothing to tell at this point.”
The update: Tezlyn Figaro, spokesperson/friend of Nina Turner sent the following tweet 20 min ago as a response to Joy Reid:
— Tezlyn Figaro (@TezlynFigaro) August 1, 2016
Nina Turner has retweeted it.