BY: SHAWN GRANT
APRIL 22, 2020
U.S. Representative Val Demings said in a Live Interview with The Source Magazine that she would accept former Vice President Joe Biden’s offer to be a running mate if he offered.
Demings, a former police chief, currently represents the 10th congressional district in Florida and spoke to attorney and owner of The Source, L. Londell McMillan revealing her decision when asked if she would be willing to serve as vice-presidential running mate.
“I had the opportunity to work my way up through the ranks at the Orlando police department. Served as a social worker with broken families and broken children,” Demings said. “Now I am a member of Congress, I serve on some pretty powerful committees. I have on the ground, real-life crisis management. Tell it like it is, hold no punches, unapologetic for it. I have real-life experience I would bring to the ticket.
“I would consider it an honor to serve beside President Joe Biden and help get his country back on the right track and make sure we do not leave out communities that look like me and leave out certain zip codes,” she added.
Rep. Demings has been one of the names floating as a potential running mate for Biden in recent weeks. During her response, she would also state how she is proud of Black women being included in the rumored shortlist of candidates to be able to fulfill the second most powerful position in the nation.