Demings says she’s on Biden’s VP short list
Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.) said Thursday she’s on the “short list” of candidates that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden 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 Trump’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 Klobuchar (D-Minn.).
Other Democratic women who are believed to be in contention include Sens. Kamala Harris (Calif.), Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and Catherine Cortez Masto (Nev.), as well as former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
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