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

Rep. Val DemingsValdez (Val) Venita DemingsBlack women are ambitious — that's why we need more in office GOP lawmaker: 'Pretty cool' Harris has a shot at being the 'most powerful person in the world' How Biden decided on Harris MORE (D-Fla.) said Wednesday that she would be "honored" to serve as former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHarris to host virtual Hollywood campaign event co-chaired by Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling Trump plans to accept Republican nomination from White House lawn US seizes four vessels loaded with Iranian fuel 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 TrumpUSPS warns Pennsylvania mail-in ballots may not be delivered in time to be counted Michael Cohen book accuses Trump of corruption, fraud Trump requests mail-in ballot for Florida congressional primary 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 WarrenChris Wallace: Trump struggling with attacks on 'shape-shifter' Harris Markey riffs on JFK quote in new ad touting progressive bona fides Howard Kurtz: Kamala Harris 'getting walk on water coverage' by media after VP pick 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 HarrisHarris to host virtual Hollywood campaign event co-chaired by Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling Democrats hammer Trump for entertaining false birther theory about Harris Hillicon Valley: 'Fortnite' owner sues Apple after game is removed from App Store | Federal agencies seize, dismantle cryptocurrency campaigns of major terrorist organizations 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.