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Politics Republicans Hammer Karen Bass, Possible Biden Running Mate, Over Cuba

00:05  02 august  2020
00:05  02 august  2020 Source:   bloomberg.com

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Representative Karen Bass is on Joe Biden ’s short-list as a possible running mate , and two Trump surrogates for Florida hammered her on Saturday over her past An appeal to Cuban -American voters in crucial swing state. Karen Bass Photographer: Erin Scott/Bloomberg. Listen to article.

Karen Bass of California as his running mate instead of the other Golden State politician who’s being seriously considered – Sen. “If Biden chooses a California VP, he likely won’t pick Karen Bass Bass criticized for past praise of cuba 's castro. And the newspaper warned that “the

(Bloomberg) -- Representative Karen Bass is on Joe Biden’s short-list as a possible running mate, and two Trump surrogates for Florida hammered her on Saturday over her past support for Cuba, saying it would offend the state’s Hispanic voters.

Karen Bass wearing glasses and smiling at the camera © Photographer: Erin Scott/Bloomberg Karen Bass

A report on Friday said Bass had traveled to communist Cuba as part of a group as a high school student in the 1970s. Decades later, as a lawmaker representing California, she was part of former Secretary of State John Kerry’s 2015 trip to raise the American flag in Havana, and President Barack Obama’s visit to the island in 2016.

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Karen Bass is undergoing vetting to be former Vice President Joe Biden ’s running mate , according to a person familiar with the process. Biden has said he expects to decide on a running mate around the beginning of August. He has committed to picking a woman and is being urged by a wide swath of

On a call Saturday facilitated by Trump’s campaign, Florida Senator Marco Rubio and Florida Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nunez said those trips amount to Bass being a sympathizer to the Castro regime.

It was a taste of things to come should Biden opt for Bass, 66, as his running mate -- a decision expected from the former vice president in the second week of August. Polls show Biden with a lead over President Donald Trump in Florida.

“If God forbid, Joe Biden is elected president and Congresswoman Bass becomes vice president, she’ll be the highest ranking Castro sympathizer in the history of the United States government,” Rubio said.

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U.S. Representative Karen Bass , a Black lawmaker from California who was not seen as. Bass has emerged as an alternative to her fellow Californian Harris, which has led to numerous comparisons Warren hosted a grassroots fundraiser with Biden on Friday that raised over .7 million from more

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Rubio and Nunez also suggested, without evidence, that Bass would ease the Trump administration’s efforts to oust Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. They tied Bass’s consideration by Biden to the Trump campaign’s broader messaging that the former vice president is kowtowing to the far left elements of his party.

Florida is a key swing state. Trump visited the state -- his adopted home -- on Friday for a roundtable with its elected leaders to discuss efforts against the coronavirus and preparedness for Hurricane Isaias, and to attend a fundraiser.

The state has a large Hispanic population, including many older Cuban immigrants thought to be hostile to U.S. outreach to Cuba.

Cuba remains “an evil Marxist regime” and Cubans “deserve freedom and democracy,” said Rubio, whose parents immigrated from Cuba in 1956.

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Karen Bass , the 66-year-old chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, has gained real traction in the late stage of the search. Here is what Bass has said recently about Biden and the possibilities of becoming Biden 's potential running mate .

Could it be Karen Bass ? The chair of the Congressional Black Caucus is now being seen as a frontrunner in Joe Biden 's search for a running mate . She traveled to Cuba on three expense-paid trips in Congress, including trips to learn about the Cuban health care system and cultural exchanges

Nunez said that a “vote for Biden-Bass would be a slap in the face to all of those Cuban dissidents and exiles,” who have advocated for democracy.

“With the news of Karen Bass on the short list for vice president, the harsh reality should be setting in for all freedom loving Americans,” said Nunez, adding that the Obama administration “cozied up” to Castro and to leftist Hugo Chavez, Maduro’s predecessor as Venezuelan president.

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