Among many concerns Americans have heading into the midterm elections, the impending economic crisis seems to be the most important one. However, candidate for US Senate, US Rep. Val Demings (D-FL) has voiced that inflation is not one of her top issues.
When asked by a voter during a podcast what she thinks the most important issue is, Demings acknowledged, "What we'rewe're seeing with the price of goods and services, gas at the pump, of course people are feeling that every day, but lets kind of tuck this away."
Congresswoman Demings then seemed to shift the discourse in the direction of a Constitutional crisis, feeling that a woman's right to chose an abortion being taken away by overturning Roe v. Wade is the most pressing issue on the nation today. Demings said in regard to the Supreme Court's recent action this Summer on abortion:
"What I see, this former police chief, as the biggest threat facing our nation right now is the threat to constitutional rights. And along with that comes this effort to divide us, not to unite us, when we see, for example, Roe v. Wade that passed 49 years ago, and then see the efforts – effortlessly – to just overturn that ruling, to take away a woman’s constitutional right to choose, constitutional right to privacy."
While her base would probably agree with her, the sound bites have given her opposition, incumbent US Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) plenty of ammo to use against her.
Pelosi rubber stamp Val Demings says inflation and the cost of living isn’t her top issue pic.twitter.com/5IgbwAlXGK
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) September 1, 2022
Senator Rubio has been one of President Biden's (D) biggest adversaries in Washington during the first half of his term as president. Last Spring the Florida senator made the bold claim, "Inflation grew at the fastest rate IN 40 YEARS last month And if Biden had 51 Democrats in the Senate things would be even worse."