Rubio voted to protect former President Donald Trump as he faced his second impeachment trial for instigating a riot in the U.S. Capitol in January. A month earlier, the Florida Republican had used a COVID-19 vaccine, which was in short supply in his state at the time. “It will draw a contrast between what it is and how it represents Florida and Marco Rubio that a lot of the people I live in never see,” Sink said.
Demings tweeted on Tuesday: “This is my Twitter account as a representative for the people of the 10th district of Florida. For my campaign, see Twitter @val_demings. “In early May, she pinned a video of her application for a seat in Congress to her campaign account, highlighting Rubio’s disappointing history as a senator. “A great example of a flip flopper. “Demings called Rubio on Friday and then defined the phrase as” when a senator says the former president “would crush the party and the conservative movement,” and then raves that he was lucky enough to be one of his first contributions in a donation email. “ ”Leadership is important. Florida can do better, ”tweeted Demings. She would no doubt be better.
Demings, a former Orlando police chief and the first woman to hold the title, was the house manager in Trump’s Senate impeachment and she was a key voice in finding accountability for the former president for his embarrassing response to the coronavirus pandemic . “At the very least, we should be able to have a leader we can trust,” she told MSNBC last May. Demings said at one point that she could no longer “bear or bear” Trump’s daily coronavirus briefings because the words that came out of his mouth were “incredible”. She said she “is risking lives across the country.”
“Nobody – the president or the governor here in Florida – should do a winning lap if people keep losing their lives to COVID-19,” Demings said.
She was just as open about a movement that was spreading like wildfire to save black lives after the death of George Floyd, who was unarmed when former Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin kneeled on Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes . “I believe what Derek Chauvin did was brutal, pointless and grueling,” she told nonprofit website The 19th earlier this month. “We had no choice but to try to figure out what we, as a legislature, could do to improve the system and prevent such tragedies.”
Almost a year earlier, Demings advocated the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act and urged her colleagues to do the same. The Legislation, What the House passed but the Senate Republicans stalled would ban arrest warrants, chokeholds, and racist and religious profiles Establishment of a national database to monitor police misconduct. “As members of Congress, our primary responsibility lies in the areas of health, safety, and the welfare of the American people, “Demings said last June.” We made progress. We have come a long way, but we still have a long way to go. “
Demings spoke equally passionately as she tried to prevent the GOP from holding the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act hostage, a bipartisan effort aimed at stopping hate crimes against Asian Americans after a fatal shootout at an Atlanta spa in March to prevent. Republicans attempted to randomly link the hate crimes law with an amendment preventing the defunding of the police force. “I want to make it very clear that this amendment is completely irrelevant,” said Demings at a Hearing of the House of Justice in April. The hate crimes bill passed by the Senate is expected to pass the House soon despite everything Republican MP Jim Jordan has tried repeatedly to derail the process, disregarding Demings.
“I was a law enforcement officer for 27 years,” Demings told her colleagues. “It’s a tough job. And good cops deserve your support.”
“You know, it is interesting to see that my colleagues across the aisle support the police when it is politically favorable,” added the Democrat. “Law enforcement officers risk their lives every day. You deserve better, and the American people deserve … “
Jordan tried to interrupt Demings, but she continued. “I have the floor, Mr. Jordan. What? Did i hit a nerve? “asked the congressman.” Law enforcement officers deserve better than farmers. “
Demings instead of Rubio should be an easy choice for Floridians should the mother of three choose to run for his place. Take a look at what Twitter users have to say about the prospect:
I may be the first black woman to run for the Senate in Florida, but @RepValDemings will be the first to WIN!
Let’s do it like this.
Let’s BIG and INVEST to build a permanent infrastructure for the community that can actually spread the news to defeat them
– Pam Keith, Esq. (@PamKeithFL) May 18, 2021
Val Demings voted in favor of covid relief for Floridians.
Marco Rubio voted against. Your RT and small donation will help us beat him up for his bad decisions and defeat him in 2022. Https://t.co/Bj8tAptG4o
– BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) May 18, 2021
Representative Val Demings is running for the Senate against Marco Rubio. I support this 100%. Even if you don’t live in Florida, the whole nation has to find out. pic.twitter.com/wZfNjgS8eM
– Mike Sington (@MikeSington) May 18, 2021
Ask yourself this question every day for the next 19 months.
What did you do today to help Val Demings get Marco Rubio off the field?
– Chris Hahn (@ChristopherHahn), May 18, 2021