Demings says she's on Biden's VP short list

Demings says she's on Biden's VP short list
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Rep. Val DemingsValdez (Val) Venita Demings Sunday shows preview: Leaders weigh in as country erupts in protest over George Floyd death Biden: 'More than one African American woman' being considered for VP Rep. Demings, former police chief, urges review of police practices after death of George Floyd MORE (D-Fla.) said Thursday she’s on the “short list” of candidates that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenDonald Trump and Joe Biden create different narratives for the election Poll: Biden widens lead over Trump to 10 points Biden: 'We are a nation in pain, but we must not allow this pain to destroy us' MORE is considering to be his running mate.

“I am on the short list and I’m honored to be on the short list,” Demings said on SiriusXM’s The Dean Obeidallah Show. “I have dedicated my life to public service. I chose tough jobs. I worked right out of college as a social worker, for 27 years at the police department and had the honor of serving as the Chief of Police. Now I am in Congress. I am trying hard every day to do that job right so we can take care of the people who are struggling in this community the most.”

The Florida Democrat, who once served as Orange County’s Police chief, was first elected to the House in 2016. She was one of seven impeachment managers to oversee President TrumpDonald John TrumpDonald Trump and Joe Biden create different narratives for the election The hollowing out of the CDC Poll: Biden widens lead over Trump to 10 points MORE’s trial in the Senate.


“If Vice President Biden asked me to serve along with him, I would be honored to do just that,” Demings said.

“I am still fully and totally committed to making America — my home — the best country that it can it be. I’m totally committed to helping America live up to its promise. And we still have lots of work to do,” she added.

Biden has said he will choose a woman to be his vice president.

The Hill confirmed Thursday that Biden is vetting Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharLiberal group asks Klobuchar to remove herself from VP consideration because of prosecutorial record Klobuchar on defense as Floyd death puts spotlight on record Officer involved in George Floyd death charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter MORE (D-Minn.).

Other Democratic women who are believed to be in contention include Sens. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisStates respond with force amid another night of protests Protesters knock down White House security barricades as tensions mount over Floyd's death The Memo: Trump ratchets up Twitter turmoil MORE (Calif.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThe Memo: Trump ratchets up Twitter turmoil Hillicon Valley: Twitter flags Trump tweet for 'glorifying violence' | Cruz calls for criminal investigation into Twitter over alleged sanctions violations | Senators urge FTC to investigate TikTok child privacy issues Warren condemns 'horrific' Trump tweet on Minneapolis protests, other senators chime in MORE (Mass.) and Catherine Cortez MastoCatherine Marie Cortez MastoThe Hill's Campaign Report: Minneapolis protests rock the nation Cortez Masto says she's not interested in being Biden VP The Memo: Activists press Biden on VP choice MORE (Nev.), as well as former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.