Some Democrats were dizzy a little after learning that Florida Rep. Karen Bass is on Joe Biden’s list of potential roommates.
The Los Angeles Democrat raised her eyebrows in 2016 after Fidel Castro’s death, when she referred to the Cuban autocrat as “Commander in Chief,” an honorific roughly translated as “Commander-in-Chief.”
Republicans often accuse Democrats of being socialists, and the line particularly angered the big elected parties in Florida, many of which have large Cuban-American constituencies.
“I do not agree with the comments of the congresswoman on Cuba. I invite people to come to Miami, where we can educate them on the tyrannical dictatorship that has decimated Cuba for 60 years, “Representative Donna Shalala told Politico.” My goal is to help her and Joe Biden win Florida, the Casa Blanca and save our country. “
The representative of the state of Miami, Javier Fernández, described Bass’ comments as “worrisome”.
“It shows a lack of understanding of what the Castro regime was about,” said Fernández.
Bass is one of several women Biden is considering to be vice president. Her team is struggling to screen more women of color in response to national protests over the death of George Floyd and racial inequality.