(Editor's note: You can see Biden's remarks on O'Rourke and Castro beginning at the 10:15 mark of the interview in the video player above.)
DALLAS, Texas -- Former Vice President Joe Biden says he would consider former El Paso Congressman Beto O'Rourke to be his running mate, or for a spot in his cabinet, if he gets the Democratic presidential nomination.
Biden made his comments in an interview with Dallas' NBC television station and the Dallas Morning News. He was in Dallas this week to speak at the National Baptist Convention’s winter board meeting.
O'Rourke dropped out of the race for the Democratic nomination on Nov. 1 after failing to gain traction in the crowded field.
In the interview, Biden also said would consider former San Antonio mayor Julian Castro for vice president or a cabinet spot. Castro had served in President Obama's cabinet as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
Castro ended his bid for the Democratic nomination earlier this month.
Neither O’Rourke nor Castro have responded to Biden's comments, although Biden said in the interview that he had spoken to both men.