Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) unleashed on potential Biden VP pick Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif) stating that she would be “the highest-ranking Castro sympathizer in the history of the United States government.”
According to The Daily Wire:
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) blasted Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) after numerous comments and actions from the past surfaced in recent days amid talk she is being considered as Joe Biden’s running mate. The controversy centers on her praise of tyrannical communist dictator Fidel Castro.
“This is something that she will now want to deflect from, but I don’t believe in the last six decades that there has ever been anyone considered for the vice presidency … with this level of sympathy towards a Marxist regime,” Rubio said, and later added that Bass’s attempt to downplay her sympathies for communist Cuba was “insulting.”
In 2016, Bass praised Castro in a statement after he died, saying, “As Cuba begins nine days of mourning, I wish to express my condolences to the Cuban people and the family of Fidel Castro. The passing of the Comandante en Jefe is a great loss to the people of Cuba.”
On Sunday, when pressed by MSNBC’s Chuck Todd, who noted that many would be happy that Castro was dead, Bass responded, “Yeah, maybe.”
Evidence of Congresswoman Bass’s sympathy for Cuba’s Castro regime is evidenced by far more than just one comment in 2016 pic.twitter.com/sBXWDrU3iI
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) August 4, 2020
Bass has tried to walk back her comments stating that she has received more information that showed she was wrong but that is hard to believe in regards to a sitting US Congresswoman.