Trump campaign surrogates in Florida on Saturday attacked Rep. Karen Bass, a potential running mate of Democrat Joseph R. Biden, as a communist sympathizer who would try to bring the U.S. closer to the socialist governments of Cuba and Venezuela.
“If God forbid Joe Biden is elected president and Congresswoman Bass becomes vice president, she will be the highest-ranking Castro sympathizer in the history of the United States government,” said Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican. “I don’t believe in the last six decades that there has ever been anyone considered for the vice presidency … with this level of sympathy towards a Marxist regime.”
Ms. Bass, California Democrat and chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, is on Mr. Biden’s short list for his running mate. The presumptive Democratic nominee said he plans to announce his selection next week.
California Sen. Kamala Harris and former Obama national security adviser Susan E. Rice also are believed to be among Mr. Biden’s