Is This Lifelong Activist a Future Speaker Of The House?

Is This Lifelong Activist a Future Speaker of the House?

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To those who are triggered by every tweet, who considered decamping to Canada to escape Donald Trump’s presidency, Karen Bass feels you. But the four-term congresswoman for California’s 37th District has seen worse. As a 14-year-old campaign volunteer for Robert F. Kennedy, she listened to the radio when he was assassinated the night of the California primary. She endured police harassment alongside activists such as the Black Panthers. When crack cocaine ravaged her home city of …

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