Having satisfied Democrat Presidential candidate Joe Biden’s criteria for a vice presidential candidate, California Congresswoman Karen Bass (D) has come under the microscope for complimentary comments previously made about Cuba’s communist dictator Fidel Castro.
Last week, Tucker Carlson labeled VP hopefully Kamala Harris a ‘fraud’ but on Bass, he went on to say:
“Unlike Kamala Harris, Karen Bass is not a fraud. Karen Bass means it. She’s sincere. She’s an unapologetic left-wing bomb-thrower who spent decades working to help Fidel Castro and his Cold War against the United States.”
She was interviewed and called out by Fox’s Chris Wallace and asked to explain her behavior with something other than she once was young and naive.
“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,” Bass said in a statement at the time.
Castro was a brutal dictator who imprisoned tens of thousands of his fellow countrymen while keeping millions of Cubans impoverished and repressed for decades. Castro’s communist revolution failed, but liberals like Bass gave him an A for effort and mourned his passing.
Chris Wallace called Bass out for not only praising Fidel Castro but also for her extensive travels to the communist country in the 1970s.
“What was it about Castro and Cuba that you found so appealing at that time, and do you now regret your involvement and considerable time spent in a communist dictatorship?” Wallace asked.
Bass defended her travels to Cuba, saying she was in her teens at the time and was there to help build houses. In essence, she was young and dumb. Bass is much older now… When the Antifa kids grow up, they’ll be using the same defense.
“The other reason why I went was to meet and work with Americans from around the country that were involved in a lot of different social issues,” Bass claimed.
Finally, Bass walked back her comments about Castro, saying since 2016 she learned a lot about Castro’s brutal reign of terror.
Wallace asked why it took the congresswoman so long to learn about the widely known evils of the communist dictatorship. She claimed she only learned about them after talking to her colleagues from Florida in the wake of Castro’s death.
“I absolutely would have not put that statement out, and I will tell you that after talking to my colleagues who represent the state of Florida, raised those concerns, lesson learned — would not do that again, for sure,” Bass said.
Tucker Carlson’s assessment is somewhat different.
“Karen Bass is not a mainstream figure,” Carlson said. “She literally co-sponsored the New Way Forward Act. That is a lunatic bill that would force the U.S. Government to reimport, at taxpayer expense, hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens that we’ve deported for committing crimes.
“Karen Bass is so extreme that — like Kamala Harris, by the way — she’s currently trying to repeal California’s main anti-discrimination law,” he went on. “Bass wants to make racial discrimination legal as it was before the civil rights movement. We are not overstating this.”
“The details [of Bass’ history] are so shocking that virtually no media outlet bothers to cover them,” the host claimed, “but it is all real. Look it up.”