‘A very competent, very capable person': Rep. Val Demings among candidates to be Biden’s running mate

Could the future vice president have ties to Central Florida?

WFTV anchor Greg Warmoth talked virtually with presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden for an exclusive sit-down interview.

“She is one of a group of close to a dozen really qualified and talented women who are on the list," Biden said. “She is a very competent, very capable person.”

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Biden said the process for selecting a running mate has just begun, and he is organizing background checks which takes about six to eight weeks.

Biden discussed several issues, including what he he thinks about Florida reopening for business amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“You have to take a look what the circumstance is,” Biden told Eyewitness News.

“You have to have testing, you have to have PPE, the equipment needed for people who are going to get sick, and you have to be in a position to deal with if there’s a flare-up. And so far, I haven’t seen that. Testing in Florida -- less than 2% of the people have been tested. The capacity to test more doesn’t exit. I’m not blaming that on the governor; I’m blaming it on the national government.”

Watch the full sit-down with Biden here

Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.