BLM looks closely at VP short-lister Val Demings, doesn’t like what it sees

BLM looks closely at VP short-lister Val Demings, doesn’t like what it sees
Val Demings (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Democrats are still pushing for a woman of color for the second spot on their ticket, but they are running out of possibilities.]

After four months of pounding from progressives and African-American activists in the party, Amy Klobuchar has bowed to the inevitable and finally exited the 2020 cycle. …

So who does that leave on Joe Biden’s list of options as running mate? … Black Lives Matter has once again complicated the issue by making a woman of color its next target — Rep. Val Demings, who for four years was Chief of Police Val Demings:

“While she was chief of police, I felt like public policies and changes to address community policing should have been done. It was not,” said Lawanna Gelzer, president of the National Action Network’s Central Florida chapter. …

“I will go vote, but I will not vote for her if she’s on that ticket,” Gelzer added. “Biden needs to listen to the people of Orlando, and of Florida and elsewhere — not law enforcement at this time.”

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