California Congresswoman Karen Bass is reportedly on the short list of Joe Biden’s potential VP candidates.
In 2010, she spoke at the opening of a new facility for the controversial Church of Scientology, an organization which has repeatedly been accused of human rights violations for years. The church has also been accused of being a cult, and a sort of religious Ponzi scheme.
The Daily Caller reports:
Karen Bass, A Potential Biden VP Pick, Praised Scientology At Church Opening In 2010
California Rep. Karen Bass, who has emerged as a leading contender to be Joe Biden’s running mate, praised the Church of Scientology during a 2010 ribbon-cutting ceremony for one of the controversial group’s facilities in Los Angeles.
Bass, 66, served in the California General Assembly when she spoke at the event, held on April 24, 2010.
“This day and this new Church of Scientology is an exciting moment because I know your goal and your commitment is truly to make a difference,” Bass told the 6,000 attendees at the ceremony, which was led by Scientology president David Miscavige.
“The Church of Scientology I know has made a difference, because your creed is a universal creed and one that speaks to all people everywhere,” continued Bass, who went on to praise Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.
See the video below:
Karen Bass in 2010 at a ribbon-cutting for a Scientology church:
"That is why the words are exciting of your Founder L. Rob Hubbard…The Church of Scientology I know has made a difference, because your creed is a universal creed and one that speaks to all people everywhere" pic.twitter.com/EghkCwqHi6
— Alex Thompson (@AlxThomp) July 31, 2020
That is not a good look for an American political leader.
.@JoeBiden VP short lister Karen Bass is yet another politician rooted in communism. She spent time in Cuba in the 70’s & repeatedly praised the Castro regime. She recognizes the Church of Scientology for equality for all but never praises our constitution. @realDonaldTrump
— Jonathan T Gilliam (@JGilliam_SEAL) August 2, 2020
Bass is trying to make excuses, but people aren’t buying it.
Karen Bass is full of shit. In addition to her cult praising speech in 2010, she wrote a letter in 2011, while she was a Congresswoman, praising Scientology. This was AFTER a NYT article exposing Scientology & the devastating New Yorker story (look it up). Not qualified for VP. pic.twitter.com/v1i22sPp3b
— Eugene V. Belitsky (@Jhenya_Belitsky) August 1, 2020
She may have just crossed herself off the VP list.