“Senator Harris has the capacity to be anything she wants to be,” Biden told reporters here in Ames. “I talked to her yesterday. She’s solid. She can be the president one day herself. She can be the vice president. She can go on to be a Supreme Court justice.”

Biden’s kind words for Harris, who torched him during a June debate over his record on busing, marked the second day in which he commended her. On Tuesday, when Harris withdrew from the race, Biden made sure to praise her at the time but didn’t say whether he might pick her as a running mate.

On Wednesday, Biden told reporters that “of course I would” consider Harris.

Asked whether he bore any hard feelings against her, Biden said he didn’t.