ABOVE VIDEO: U.S. Senate Debate: Marco Rubio vs. Val Demings
(FOX NEWS) – Florida Democratic Rep. Val Demings, who is looking to unseat incumbent GOP Sen. Marco Rubio, did not say Tuesday during a televised debate whether she would accept the results of the Florida Senate election.
Asked by Rick Christie, the executive director of The Palm Beach Post who served as a panelist during the debate, whether she would “accept results of the 2022 election,” Demings did not provide a clear answer and told a story about how her mother and father cherished voting.
“Let me start here if I may. My mother the maid and a janitor worked long hard days, but I can never remember a time when they did not vote,” she said. “If their own car wasn’t working, they’d pay somebody a couple of dollars to take them to the polls. Why on earth would we try to stop them from voting? They were able to vote because of our democracy, the wonderful system of government that we have. No, it is not perfect, but our system of government is what allows us to be here tonight.”
“We have to do everything in our power to uphold the constitution, protect the rule of law, and protect our democracy, and protect each person’s – Republicans’, Democrats’, and independents’ – right to vote. That’s what I did as a police officer and a police chief. I took an oath that I would protect and serve, defend the constitution, not just for people who looked like me or the richest of the rich, but for all people,” she concluded.
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