Demings: 'I would be honored' to serve as Biden's vice president

Rep. Val DemingsValdez (Val) Venita DemingsSununu exit underscores uncertain GOP path to gain Senate majority Democrats brace for flood of retirements after Virginia rout Rep. Brown to run for Maryland attorney general MORE (D-Fla.) said Wednesday that she would be "honored" to serve as former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenManchin to vote to nix Biden's vaccine mandate for larger businesses Congress averts shutdown after vaccine mandate fight Senate cuts deal to clear government funding bill 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 TrumpBaldwin calls Trump criticism following 'Rust' shooting 'surreal' Haley hits the stump in South Carolina Mary Trump files to dismiss Trump's lawsuit over NYT tax story 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. 

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 calls on big banks to follow Capital One in ditching overdraft fees Crypto firm top executives to testify before Congress Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker won't seek reelection 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 HarrisPolitics must accept the reality of multiracial America and disavow racial backlash Symone Sanders to leave the White House at the end of the year Bidens to attend Kennedy Center Honors following Trumps' absence 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.