Brendan Smialowski / AFP via Getty ImagesRep. Karen Bass listens during a news conference with members of the Congressional Black Caucus on Capitol Hill on July 1, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Brendan Smialowski / AFP via Getty Images)
Rep. Karen Bass, a top contender to be former Vice President Joe Biden’s running mate, responded Saturday to a report that she praised the Church of Scientology at a 2010 ceremony, asserting that the group has since been “exposed” for various misdeeds.
“Ten years ago, I attended a new building opening in my district and spoke to what I think all of us believe in — respect for one another’s views, to treat all people with respect, and to fight against oppression wherever we find it,” Bass said in a statement issued on Twitter.
“I found an area of agreement in their beliefs — where all people,