Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., a contender for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s running mate, is scrambling to explain past comments praising Fidel Castro and the Church of Scientology.
Bass, who is widely reported to be on Biden’s shortlist, responded Saturday to recently-emerged video that showed her speaking at a Church of Scientology opening in 2010. The organization has been accused of acting like a cult.
Bass has also had to tackle her past statements in relation to the Castro regime in Cuba — something that could potentially hurt a Biden/Bass ticket with the Cuban-American population in the crucial state of Florida.
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