Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Congresswoman Val Demings Tells SiriusXM Trump is Using Protests ‘As a Vehicle for His Re-Election’

Val Demings - Getty
Val Demings – Getty

*Today Florida Congresswoman Val Demings (D-FL) was a guest on SiriusXM’s The Joe Madison Show in advance of Attorney General Bill Barr’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee discussing the federal deployment in Portland and other cities around the U.S. and telling host, Joe Madison Trump is using the protests “as a vehicle for his re-election.”

“It has been very disturbing watching what is going on in Portland. And we do know that the President has no interest. If he was the ‘Law and Order’ President, then he would follow the law himself. If he was the ‘Law and Order’ President, he would hold his friends accountable. We know that’s not his intention. He’s desperate to be re-elected. He knows he’s in trouble. And he’s trying to use these peaceful protests and demonstrators as a vehicle for his re-election. And he’s actually adding fuel to the fire. And it’s shameful,” said Val Demings (D-FL).

During the interview, Joe Madison asked Congresswoman Val Demings (D-FL) if she was being vetted as a potential Vice Presidential candidate and she replied: “While I am just chomping at the bit to answer that question, I’m not going to answer that question. But let me just say this: for someone who grew up the daughter of a maid and a janitor, poor in the South, to have my name called among some just extraordinary women in consideration is quite the honor for me.”

Congresswoman Val Demings: Trump is Using Protests “As a Vehicle for His Re-Election”

Host, Joe Madison:  Your perspective as a law enforcement official, how do you view this? What goes through your mind? I mean, I’m one of these people who firmly believe that we have to guard it. Look, I’m for protest, I have protested, but I’m one of these people who warn peaceful demonstrators to be very careful about what I call interlopers. They get into the demonstrators, they cause conflict between the police and I think you’ve probably have seen that too, in your law enforcement career. So, what goes through your mind as you’re watching this develop?

Val Demings: Well, and you’re absolutely correct. You know, there are always people out there who would try to undermine the peaceful demonstrations. I certainly have worked many of them. Some people are called to protest. Some people are called to protect the protestors, and that’s the role that I had for many, many years. And as I said, there are always those who will try to hijack the good efforts or good intentions of peaceful protestors. But I got to tell you, as a former law enforcement official, I’ve certainly worked with other local, state and federal officials, but in every instance, they were invited to come into our communities to help us with investigations about jail, restore peace, or whatever the issue was. And they also worked under the umbrella of the local authority to know more than anybody about the conditions on the ground. It has been very disturbing watching what is going on in Portland. And we do know that the President has no interest. If he was the ‘Law and Order’ President, then he would follow the law himself. If he was the ‘Law and Order’ President, he would hold his friends accountable. We know that’s not his intention. He’s desperate to be reelected. He knows he’s in trouble. And he’s trying to use these peaceful protests and demonstrate it as a vehicle for his reelection. And he’s actually adding fuel to the fire. And it’s shameful.

Congresswoman Val Demings is “Chomping at the Bit” to Answer VP Questions

Host, Joe Madison:  I would be remissed..somebody will probably email me and say, why didn’t you ask her? And that is. Have you been vetted as a potential Vice Presidential running mate for Joe Biden?

Val Demings: Well, that is the question of the year, isn’t it? And while I am just chomping at the bit to answer that question, I’m not going to answer that question, but let me just say this. For someone who grew up the daughter of a maid and a janitor, poor in the South, to have my name called among some just extraordinary women in consideration is quite the honor for me. So that’s my answer.

source: SiriusXM and “The Joe Madison Show” (weekdays from 6-10am on Urban View channel 126).

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