Politics Rep. Karen Bass called top member of Communist Party USA a ‘friend and mentor’ in eulogy: report

07:50  05 august  2020
07:50  05 august  2020 Source:   foxnews.com

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Karen Bass ’ “ friend and mentor ” died three years ago, she eulogized the community organizer’s Left out of the 406-word eulogy : Cannon was a top member of the Communist Party USA for Biden’s campaign has taken incoming since POLITICO first reported in late June that she referred to

Karen Bass (Democratic Party ) is a member of the U.S. House, representing California's 37th Congressional District. She assumed office on January 5, 2011. Her current term ends on January 3, 2021.

Rep.  Karen Bass, D-Calif., who is reportedly on Joe Biden’s shortlist of potential running mates, eulogized one of the top members of the Communist Party USA in 2017 and called him a “friend and mentor."

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Politico reported that Bass praised Oneil Marion Cannon on Jan. 30, 2017, in remarks that were inserted into the Congressional Record. The eulogy failed to mention Cannon's role in the Communist Party USA, the report said.

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The report comes at a time when Bass has been trying to distance herself from past controversial comments on Cuba. She most recently told NBC News that she is “not a socialist. I’m not a communist. I’ve belonged to one party my entire life and that’s the Democratic Party and I’m a Christian."

Bass praised Cannon for his service in WWII and his “fight against injustice” that spanned his entire life, from New Orleans — where he was born — to his time in Los Angeles where he “fought to become the first African American member of the Printer’s Union." She said he was “deeply involved in politics” and belonging to the Independent Progressive Party.

Marco Rubio wearing a suit and tie: Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio responds to Rep. Karen Bass' praise of Fidel Castro. © Provided by FOX News Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio responds to Rep. Karen Bass' praise of Fidel Castro.

Politico reported that Cannon was a top member of the Communist Party USA for decades. A spokesman from Bass' office told the website that she has always been a Democrat.

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“The Congresswoman is friends with Kevin McCarthy and is not a Republican,” the spokesman said. Bass never shared her political ideology with Cannon, the spokesman said.

Bass is considered one of the leading candidates to become Biden’s vice-presidential pick. But recently her decades-long ties to Cuba have drawn scrutiny because of how they could play in Florida, a key swing state in the November contest with President Trump.

Biden's campaign and Bass’ office did not immediately respond to an email from Fox News seeking comment.

Bass traveled to Cuba in 1973 with an organization called the Venceremos Brigade, a joint venture between the Castro regime and left-wing U.S. groups that organized trips for Americans to the country. During that trip, she went to see Fidel Castro speak and, in 2016, when the dictator died, she sparked controversy by referring to him as "commandante en jefe" (commander in chief) and calling his death a “great loss to the people of Cuba.”

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Communist Party USA . People and Planet Before Profits. “My commitment to mutual aid or at least the urge to help others predates my studies and activity as a communist and my membership in the Communist Party ,” said James, a member of a local Communist Party club here.

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She faced criticism and recently clarified that “it’s certainly something that I would not say again,” she told MSNBC. "I have always supported the Cuban people, and the relationship that Barack Obama and Biden had in their administration in terms of opening up relations.”


In that interview, she also called the Castro regime "very troubling."

Fox News' Adam Shaw and the Associated Press contributed to this report

DNC delegates rally behind Karen Bass to be Biden’s VP .
More than 300 DNC delegates have signed a statement urging presidential candidate Joe Biden to select Karen Bass, D-Calif., chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, to be his running mate and join the ticket for Vice President. © Provided by FOX News Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. “We, delegates to the DNC for Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and others, believe Congresswoman Karen Bass is the best choice among Vice Presidential candidates under consideration to help unify our party and move our nation forward,” the statement, first reported by Politico on Friday, said.

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