Over the past two years, Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.) has had a front-row seat to history. She serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Judiciary Committee, and she was one of the seven House impeachment managers who argued for the conviction of President Trump. And now Demings’s name is being bandied about as a possible vice presidential nominee. This was even before former vice president Joe Biden committed at Sunday’s Democratic debate with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) that he would select a woman as his running mate.

Who is she? I totally forgot to ask her about her Harley-Davidson motorcycle, but I did ask her about Trump, Florida, her support of Biden and, yes, whether she wanted to be considered for vice president. “I will continue to serve this country in whatever way I’m needed,” Demings said.

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