Rep. Karen Bass Denies Links to Communists and Nation of Islam

The veepstakes aren't going well for Rep. Karen Bass, who has plenty of political insider backing, but maybe those political insiders should have paid attention to her history of flirting with the Castro regime before making her the runner-up in Team Biden's search for someone with very sniffable hair?

It's not a good day when you have to issue statements like this.

“I’m not a socialist. I’m not a communist. I’ve belonged to one party my entire life and that’s the Democratic Party,” Bass said.

Or this.

A spokesperson for Bass told the Daily Caller News Foundation that Bass has never met or talked to Farrakhan, in contradiction to Muhammad’s statements in the 2018 interview.

“Rep. Bass has never met Louis Farrakhan, has never spoken to Louis Farrakhan and has no ties to Louis Farrakhan,” the spokesperson said, asserting that the congresswoman “is in no way linked to Louis Farrakhan or the Nation of Islam.”

That covers Communism and the Nation of Islam. And Scientology. If photos of Rep. Bass at a Nazi rally turn up, she might actually fall behind Susan Rice.

But can Biden really quibble here? 

His boss was secretly photographed with Farrakhan. The Nation of Islam only released the photo after Obama was out of office. Can Biden really hold Bass to a higher standard than Obama?