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The Biden Veepstakes: Are We Down to Two?

As we wait and wait and wait for the continually delayed announcement of Joe Biden’s running mate, we’re hearing scuttlebutt that the former vice president may have narrowed his field down to two (or three) names.

Axios is reporting a claim by insiders close to Biden that he has narrowed his focus to Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Obama-era national security adviser Susan Rice.

The Axios report looks at the factors that work in both women’s favor. For Harris, the insiders believe that her experience as a prosecutor can help the Biden ticket go after President Trump, while the team that Biden has put in place to help him select a running mate has trust in the advisers who advocate for Harris as well.

Rice’s positives include her bona fides as part of the Obama team, along with the plus of having Barack and Michelle Obama firmly on her side. However, the insiders note that Rice’s involvement in the 2012 Benghazi attacks give the GOP firepower against her.

The insiders also note that Rep. Karen Bass, also from California, is in a distant third place, but she may be fading fast thanks to her disastrous Sunday show appearances and her inability to shake her positive words for Scientology.

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“My views have not changed” says @repkarenbass —— I too supported this criminal cult of Scientology at one time. But most of us believed we had no option to do our research for fear of being punished for looking — just as it is in Scientology today. I was raised in it from childhood. What is the excuse for those never-in who lend their voice to this criminal cult? Are you denouncing Scientology or are you saying you still think this cult deserves your support? ‪Great that you attempted to distance yourself from this cult now, but is your current stance on Scientology that it is a religion? Scientology is guilty of breaking up families, abusing its staff & followers, extortion, destroying evidence, infiltrating government agencies, going after its perceived enemies. It is not like any real church. No real church has a price list for its services, costing hundreds of thousands of dollars, even millions. Businesses do. No real church denounces God (any God) as a “lie.” No real church has a dedicated department to go after its former members with the intent to “destroy utterly” anyone reporting their abuses to the authorities. And policies forbidding it. No real church uses it’s tax exempt money to harass, scare into silence those speaking out or using millions upon millions to hire private investigators to watch, stalk former members, just because they can. No real church has its employees, celebrities and followers attempt to destroy those speaking out about its abuses. The victims of Scientology and its fair game tactics deserve better from you. Our country deserves a VP who fights for those who can’t fight for themselves. We need leaders who take a side for the good and decent when it’s not convenient, who are willing to fight the Goliaths of the world.

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So, is Biden closer to a decision? And if so, when will we find out? Stay tuned…

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