Marco Rubio claims Val Demings’ cop past DQ’d her from being VP

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'She tried to cleanse herself of that by becoming anti-police.'

President Joe Biden didn’t pick U.S. Rep. Val Demings as his running mate in 2020, and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio has a theory why.

The Senator told Fox News’ Mark Levin Sunday that Demings’ career in law enforcement was a deal breaker for Biden, who of course picked former prosecutor Kamala Harris instead.

“You know why Biden didn’t pick her? She used to be a police officer and that’s why she spent six months basically attacking the police,” Rubio said, delineating his grievances with Demings further.

“When they asked her in 2020, when they were burning police cars, and there was riots, and talk of defunding the police, they asked her, ‘What do you think about what Minneapolis is doing with defunding?’ She said, ‘Well, I think they’re being very thoughtful. I think they’re being very thoughtful.’ She also voted for a bill, supported a bill that would allow you to sue police officers as individuals, not the department, but the individual police officer. You can just imagine the harassment that would happen there.”

Rubio is upping the offensive with just a week before voters head to the polls to select between Rubio and Demings in the U.S. Senate race.

“Now of course, she wants to paper over that and walk away from it, but that’s not how she was talking back in 2020. So, she would absolutely be a compliant voice,” Rubio asserted.

“But understand that when Biden was considering her, he really was, the knock on her from the Left was that she used to be a police officer. She tried to cleanse herself of that by becoming anti-police. But that’s why 57 of our 66 Sheriffs support me. That’s why every police group in Florida supports me and not her.”

Despite Rubio’s much-touted police support, he still seemed salty that Demings has branded heavily around her law enforcement bona fides.

“If you watch her commercials, the only thing she wants you to know is that a long time ago she used to be a Police Chief,” Rubio argued, saying it was a distraction from her voting record.

See the whole interview below:

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


19 comments

  • Tom Legend

    October 31, 2022 at 9:38 am

    Rubio is an empty suit, a rusty nail, a cold drink of piss on a winters day. Robo Rubio must go. Vote for Val Demings.

    • Tom

      October 31, 2022 at 9:46 am

      You are a sick demented bastard!
      You have no purpose. I own you!
      You suck eggs.

      • Tom Legend

        October 31, 2022 at 10:02 am

        You’ve been reported to Florida Politics for filthy, vulgar, vile, and abusive language. Also for impersonation, theft of name, and being an imposter.

        • Janet

          October 31, 2022 at 10:58 am

          Oh, you mean the same filthy, vulgar, vile Y abusive language like Joe Biden??

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  • Tom

    October 31, 2022 at 9:43 am

    That may have played into it.
    Obama had the hard on fo her, Michelle didn’t care for her.

    Dr Jill has not forgiven Kamala for her attacks of racism upon Joe. Harris was Willie Browns girl in California. Newsom appointed her to vacancies in San Francisco and state wide.

    Dumings means well but in her debate, Marco really schooled her. Marco is highly skilled and polished! He is the best legislator in Congress. He will get 55%.

    • Charlie Crist

      October 31, 2022 at 10:04 am

      Marco lost the debate and so did DeSantis. They’ll only win if their voters have the intelligence less than that of an ape.

      • Janet

        October 31, 2022 at 11:39 am

        So, Charlie Crist, you take pleasure in calling anyone who disagrees with you having “intelligence less than that of an ape”. Your Belittling of people speaks volumes of your ignorance You can’t decide what side of the isle you’re on. You go from a republican (to win 2006 Gov) independent (to lose 2014) then democratic (to win) to NOW back to democratic (to win 2016) Your Flip Flopping isn’t going to help you this year, as the people of Fla want to have & keep the FREEDOMS, we are guaranteed by the Constitution, Bill of Right’s & the Federalist Papers which YOU are trying to DESTORY.

        • marylou

          October 31, 2022 at 12:52 pm

          The Republican Party is no longer a place for decent people. Crist’s platform is more in line with traditional American values than previously, showing that it is possible to evolve while maintaining your integrity. That is a very good reason to switch parties.

          You sure you want to go back to the freedoms guaranteed to YOU in the Constitution, BOR, and Federalists?? With the exception of Benjamin Franklin, those men did not want to hear anything from YOU.

          Franklin was looking out for you, though. In addition to promoting education for girls and women, he published an abortion recipe in his math textbook–that you would have had–and used– in your own home. Unlike the rest of the men, Ben cared about YOUR FREEDOM.

        • Al

          November 1, 2022 at 11:20 am

          You cite constitutional laws and freedoms while being with the party that tried an attempted coup against the government.

      • Tom

        October 31, 2022 at 3:15 pm

        Thanks Charlie I remember you said that but you are one ape that I will not vote for. Just like a Democrat you don’t agree with him they start name calling and putting you down. Eat shit Crist

        • Tom

          November 2, 2022 at 5:16 am

          Tom FP legend here. Your above outline in my name is pathetic.

          Liar, such a demented being Joe corsin. Classic disinformation and liar. You are pathetic and unable to stand on your own. I own you, you age obsessed and sick. You fit TJ’s profile of deranged obsessed serial killer. Joe corsin, aliases and Elliot offen.

          Wait til you lose over 30 plus house seats, 4 senate seats. Gov and Marco win, FGOP sweep state and local.

          Suck a loser corsin, as you have failed miserably. Joe corsin has no credibility.

  • Hope

    October 31, 2022 at 9:51 am

    Did Val ever find her gun?

  • Joe

    October 31, 2022 at 9:54 am

    How can anyone take seriously an interview on faux News of little Marco by Levin? Was it billed as the liars special? Little Marco can barely show up to vote as a senator much less do anything Demings did as a cop and police chief. Pathetic

  • marylou

    October 31, 2022 at 11:13 am

    Demings was Police Chief and always supports the police. She
    votes to INCREASE POLICE FUNDING.

    Marco says Val “supported a bill that would allow you to sue police officers as individuals, not the department” That’s so that one “bad apple” cop doesn’t get to stick taxpayers with the bill for his crimes. It protects taxpayers, like you. And, it protects the police by putting the blame on violent criminals like Derek Chauvin, rather than turning public opinion against all honest, dedicated officers in the department.

    DEMINGS PROTECTS TAXPAYERS AND OUR POLICE OFFICERS.
    VOTE FOR VAL!

    • Tjb

      October 31, 2022 at 11:25 am

      I respect law enforcement but like in any institution there are bad actors. If you are truly a bad actor you should be held accountable. No one is above the law.

  • PeterH

    October 31, 2022 at 1:29 pm

    The Levin – Rubio comedy clown show said what?

  • Yrral

    November 1, 2022 at 11:06 am

    Lil Narco Marco Google Rubio Drug Cartel Connection

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