Opinion | ‘I’m Now a Political Therapist’: Rep. Karen Bass On Hosting Town Halls In The Trump Era


Opinion | ‘I’m now a political therapist’: Rep. Karen Bass on hosting town halls in the Trump era

From left, Cedric Richmond (D-La.), Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus meet with President Trump at the White House on March 22. (Andrew Harnik/Associated Press)“It was like working with a celebrity that’s in charge of government. Doesn’t that sound familiar?”
In President Trump, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) has seen this movie before. The four-term Los Angeles progressive was a member of the California Assembly when action star Arnold Schwarzenegger became the Golden State’s governor. And when Bass became speaker of the assembly (2008 to 2010), the first African …

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