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As protests rage, more Democrats want Biden to pick woman of color as VP

The uprisings have reshaped the national dialogue around Biden’s search for a running mate, a POLITICO/Morning Consult poll finds.

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1:30am PDT - June 10th, 2020

Trump's tweet reminded James Clyburn of Bull Connor

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) says President Trump's "when the looting starts, the shooting starts" tweet reminded him of one of the most famous enemies of civil rights from the 1960s — and that Trump's responses to the protests against police br…

val demings - Axios
2:00am PDT - June 9th, 2020

Former police chief Rep. Val Demings on why she'd say yes to being Joe Biden's Vice President

Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.) made it clear in an interview with "Axios on HBO" that she's interested in being Joe Biden's running mate, saying two terrible crises — the killing of George Floyd and the coronavirus — have changed what the U.S. needs in a vice pres…

val demings - Axios
8:36pm PDT - June 8th, 2020

Joe Biden rejects calls to defund police, faces challenge as reform push grows

Joe Biden has rejected calls to defund the police, but still faces the challenge of satiating a groundswell of public support for significant policing changes.

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6:07pm PDT - June 8th, 2020

Washington DC's mayor is having a moment. Now Democratic insiders say Muriel Bowser should be in the mix as Joe Biden's running mate.

  • Democratic party insiders say Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser should be in the conversation as a possible running mate alongside Joe Biden.
  • Bowser, 47, is the first woman ever to win re-election as leader of the nation's capital and has a …

    val demings - Business Insider
    12:23pm PDT - June 8th, 2020

Representative Val Demings on police reform and systemic racism in law enforcement

Representative Val Demings (D-FL), a former police chief, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss why she says law enforcement is systemically racist and how police departments can be reformed.

val demings - CBS News
8:17am PDT - June 8th, 2020

‘We All Have to Do Better.’ As a Former Police Chief, Val Demings Wants to See More Police Speaking Out Against Brutality

As a former police chief, Democratic Rep. Val Demings has been watching carefully how law enforcement officers have been handling the ongoing protests across the nation, from the cops in riot gear on the ground with demonstrators to the nation’s top cop, Atto…

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4:34pm PDT - June 4th, 2020

As Minneapolis and the nation mourns, George Floyd memorial at Cup Foods is 'like a Mecca'

Outside the Cup Foods store where George Floyd was killed, his name, picture and memory are everywhere. The crowds gather for reasons unseen.

val demings - USA Today
11:37am PDT - June 4th, 2020

Republican National Convention search expands across Sun Belt

The Republican National Committee is planning site visits over the next 10 days to more than a half-dozen cities — across the South and into Texas and Arizona — as it scrambles for a new convention host, people familiar with the internal discussions tell Axio…

val demings - Axios
7:45am PDT - June 4th, 2020

Police groups break with Biden

“Police are shaking their heads because he used to be a stand-up guy who backed law enforcement,” said one top official.

val demings - Politico
1:30am PDT - June 4th, 2020

We don't need a Biden campaign, we need a shadow president to fill Trump's leadership void

That giant sucking sound you hear is the moral vacuum where the presidency used to be. The longer we wait to fill it, the worse off America will be.

val demings - USA Today
2:00am PDT - June 3rd, 2020

Protests elevate Bottoms and Demings as possible Biden running mates

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and U.S. Representative Val Demings of Florida have risen in prominence amid protests against police brutality as Joe Biden weighs whether to choose a black woman as his Democratic running mate for November's presidential el…

val demings - Reuters
1:02pm PDT - June 1st, 2020

Joe Biden Meets With Black Leaders at Delaware Church Amid National Unrest Over Police Brutality

Joe Biden met with community leaders at a predominantly black church in Delaware, leaving home for a second day to address racial tensions

val demings - Time
9:02am PDT - June 1st, 2020

Biden leaves lockdown to meet with Black leaders about protests

The presumptive Democratic nominee has struggled in recent weeks to be heard over the din of duelling national crises.

val demings - Al Jazeera English
8:56am PDT - June 1st, 2020

Unrest demonstrates Biden’s challenge in breaking through

He’s not in office, and he certainly does not have the megaphone like the person currently occupying the White House does, but I do think our people are looking for someone who can make them feel better during these extremely tough times, said Rep. Val Deming…

val demings - The Hindu
9:02pm PDT - May 31st, 2020

Demings: 'We are long overdue for every law enforcement agency in our nation to review itself'

Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.) said Sunday that the killing of George Floyd was an indicator that law enforcement agencies nationwide should conduct internal reviews and "come out better than before.""I do believe we ar...

val demings - The Hill
9:00am PDT - May 31st, 2020

Sunday shows preview: Leaders weigh in as country erupts in protest over George Floyd death

Outrage and discourse that has arisen in response to the killing of George Floyd, a 46-year-old unarmed black man who died while in police custody in Minneapolis, Minn., on Monday, is expected to dominate the Sunday show...

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1:21pm PDT - May 30th, 2020

Demings rips Trump for failure to rise to help nation in crisis

Rep. Val Demings talks with Rachel Maddow about the challenge of allowing people to demonstrate their frustration while maintaining public safety, and accuses Donald Trump of bringing gasoline to a nation on fire instead of rising to the occasion as his offic…

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8:56pm PDT - May 29th, 2020

Outrage over George Floyd's death could tip fortunes in Joe Biden's VP search

Some potential running mates have seen their fortunes appear to rise or fall in the midst of the protests over police treatment of African Americans.

val demings - NBC News
6:02pm PDT - May 29th, 2020

Biden urged to pick black VP, not Klobuchar as Minneapolis killing stokes racial tensions

Joe Biden is facing fresh calls to choose a black woman for his running mate amid rising racial tensions after this week's videotaped killing of an unarmed black man by a white Minneapolis police officer.

val demings - Reuters
3:28pm PDT - May 29th, 2020

Val Demings says Trump continues to demonstrate he is "unfit"

Demings, who served as the former police chief in Orlando, said that if the president "wants to bring America together, then talk about what justice looks like."

val demings - CBS News
3:13pm PDT - May 29th, 2020

Biden’s Vice-President Shortlist Is Shrinking Before Our Eyes

This week, several of Biden’s more prominent prospects withdrew or saw their stock value drop due to national crises.

val demings - New York Magazine
2:18pm PDT - May 29th, 2020

Rep. Demings, former police chief, urges review of police practices after death of George Floyd

Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.) bluntly posed a question to the country's law enforcement in a Washington Po...

val demings - The Hill
7:50am PDT - May 29th, 2020

Factbox: Biden wants a woman to be his running mate. Here are some names under consideration

The vetting process is underway to help presumptive Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden pick his running mate for the Nov. 3 election.

val demings - Reuters
4:25pm PDT - May 28th, 2020

Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto withdraws from Biden VP consideration

"I support Joe Biden 100% and will work tirelessly to help get him elected this November,” Cortez Masto said in a statement.

val demings - Politico
3:54pm PDT - May 28th, 2020