California Rep. Karen Bass is in hot water after a video of her surfaced online Friday evening showing praise on the Church of Scientology and its founder L. Ron 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,” Bass told the faithful at a 2010 ribbon-cutting for a new church in Los Angeles. “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.”
The video was uploaded to the Church of Scientology YouTube page in 2013 but has taken on new relevancy as Bass is considered one of the last remaining women still under consideration to be Joe Biden’s 2020 running mate.
A planned Aug. 1 veep announcement was delayed at least another week just hours after the Bass video