Joe Biden’s announcement about his running mate selection is “unlikely” to come this week. Biden is narrowing his short list down to a final “three or four” candidates. California Senator Kamala Harris, California Representative Karen Bass and former National Security Adviser Susan Rice. Karen Bass was a frontrunner until she apologized to Floridians about supportive comments she made about the Castro regime in Cuba. She made the comments on FOX News when grilled by Chris Wallace over the weekend.
There is a fear if selected as the Vice Presidential nominee Bass might cause Biden to lose Florida. Plus her name is “Karen” which is now a pejorative for white women.
California Rep. Karen Bass, who is on Joe Biden’s vice presidential short list, said she now realizes that referring to Fidel Castro as “comandante en jefe,” or commander in chief, after his death in 2016 was a mistake.
But her explanation — and longstanding ties to Cuba — are concerning to Biden’s Miami supporters as he enters the final phase of choosing a running mate. Biden said he will choose a vice president around August 8.