Val Demings’s qualifications to be VP? She was vice-president of a club in high school

Val Demings’s qualifications to be VP? She was vice-president of a club in high school
Val Demings (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – She also pluralizes the word text as texes, so she has that going for her.]

Val Demings has already been vice president.

In 1972, the future Florida congresswoman was a young Black girl struggling to make friends at a predominantly white Jacksonville high school. She and her best friend, Vera Hartley, created the Charisma Club. Hartley was president and Demings was her second-in-command.

“We created an environment of inclusion,” Hartley said, recalling how she and Demings invited white students to join. Then “we were able to get into other clubs.”

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Nearly four decades later, Demings is again being considered for vice president — this time by presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. As a Black woman with a background in policing who hails from America’s premier battleground state, Demings has honed the charisma she learned in high school to build a rapid national profile.

(h/t Weasel Zippers)

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