Val Demings: Charlie Crist and I Are Going to Fight for the Right to Choose

‘This is a fight that we’re well up for’

RUSH EXCERPT:

DEMINGS: “You know, joy, Florida is my home state. I was born and raised here. Opportunities to live other places. Never wanted to. I wanted to stay and make Florida the state I know it can be. Congressman Ryan said it best. He said choice and freedom were on the ballot. Guess what, choice and freedom, in his words, won last night. As I travel the state from the panhandle down to the keys and red and blue counties, I hear of course the voters talk about inflation, of course they talk about the price of gags and goods and services, but they always talk about constitutional rights and the what’s next. I think Justice Thomas clearly telegraphed, yeah, it’s women’s rights now. People might think that’s not their issue, but what’s next? Is it equality? Is it voting rights? Is it contraceptives? What’s next. People are scared and worried about that and, yes, it is a tough issue. Look, for Charlie Crist and me, we are here to fight for the right to choose. We’re not going back. This is a fight that we’re well up for.”

Video files
Full
Compact
Audio files
Full
Compact