“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,” Bass stated earlier than an viewers of some 6,000 attendees. “That is why the words are exciting of your Founder L. Ron Hubbard, in the creed of the Church of Scientology: That all people of whatever race, color or creed are created with equal rights.”
Bass stated in an announcement she was looking for an “area of agreement” with the church, which has confronted allegations from former members of abuse, human trafficking and intimidation.
“Back in 2010, I attended the event knowing I was going to address a group of people with beliefs very different than my own, and spoke briefly about things I think most of us agree with, and on those things — respect for different views, equality, and fighting oppression — my views have not changed,” Bass tweeted. “Since then, published first-hand accounts in books, interviews and documentaries have exposed this group.”
While Bass didn’t say in her assertion what she thinks concerning the church, she talked about that “everyone is now aware” of the allegations towards it. The Congressional Black Caucus chair additionally acknowledged that she’s not a Scientologist, underscoring that she worships at a Baptist church in Los Angeles.
Bass’s report has more and more come beneath scrutiny as she has moved towards the highest of presumptive Democratic nominee Biden’s vice presidential brief checklist after lobbying by fellow House Democrats.
She has additionally come beneath fireplace from President Donald Trump’s re-election marketing campaign after The Atlantic reported Friday that Bass labored in Cuba within the 1970s with a bunch aligned with Fidel Castro’s authorities.
“She was always pro-Castro & later mourned his death,” Trump marketing campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh tweeted Saturday. “Whether Biden picks her or not, he’s written off Cuban-American voters just by considering her.”
On a name organized by the Trump marketing campaign, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) ripped Bass for “exhibiting a shocking quantity of curiosity within the Cuban Revolution,” according to the Palm Beach Post.
“She will be the highest ranking Castro sympathizer in the United States government,” Rubio stated about Bass if she’s chosen to be Biden’s operating mate.
Bass has sought to handle the Cuban controversy in recent media appearances.