Demings: 'I would be honored' to serve as Biden's vice president
Rep. Val DemingsValdez (Val) Venita DemingsHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police The Hill’s Coronavirus Report: Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas says country needs to rethink what ‘policing’ means; US cases surpass 2 million with no end to pandemic in sight Democrats press Intel chief for answers on foreign efforts to exploit US racial tensions MORE (D-Fla.) said Wednesday that she would be “honored” to serve as former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE’s running mate as speculation swirls around a number of potential Democratic vice presidential nominees.
“If asked, I would be honored to serve alongside Joe Biden and do everything in my power to get this country back on track, not just here in the nation, but around the world,” Demings said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
Demings slammed President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, arguing that Americans do not have a leader they can trust at the moment.
“I have dedicated my life to public service and having served as a social worker, a career law enforcement officer, police chief, and now a member of Congress, I chose tough jobs,” Demings said. “As I look at the condition of our country, and the absolute lack of leadership, at the very least we ought to have a leader we can trust.”
“We don’t have that right now,” she added.
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Demings, a former Orlando police chief, endorsed Biden in March, citing what she said was his experience “in the trenches fighting for those things that are important to the American people.”
Biden pledged in March to choose a woman as his running mate. Demings, along with Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names MORE (D-Mass.) and former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, are among the women Biden is thought to be considering for the position.
A CBS News poll released Monday showed 71 percent of Democratic voters saying Biden should consider Warren for the spot, while Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisRand Paul introduces bill to end no-knock warrants The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook McEnany says Juneteenth is a very ‘meaningful’ day to Trump MORE (D-Calif.) came in at 59 percent. Half of the respondents said he should consider Abrams, and 17 percent said he should consider Demings.