Veepstakes contender: Sure, I hung out in Cuba with a radical Castro front group in the 70’s

Veepstakes contender: Sure, I hung out in Cuba with a radical Castro front group in the 70’s
Karen Bass (Image: Wikipedia)

[Ed. – Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s move on to her qualifications. She is a female, and she is black. What more do you need to know?]

Hey, who didn’t? Er … probably everyone else on Joe Biden’s veepstakes list, or at least so we’d assumeThe Atlantic’s Edward-Isaac Dovere discovered that Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), who currently chairs the Congressional Black Caucus, spent some time in Cuba with the Venceremos Brigade, an initiative by Fidel Castro to encourage radicalization in the US through the extremist group Students for a Democratic Society:

Karen Bass, the congresswoman from California, is in contention to become Joe Biden’s running mate. There are good reasons for this. She is reliably liberal, she chairs the Congressional Black Caucus, and she shares a history of family loss with Biden. But she’s also the only person on Biden’s list who spent part of the 1970s working construction in Fidel Castro’s Cuba with the Venceremos Brigade, a group that has organized annual trips to Cuba for young, leftist Americans for half a century.

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