Karen Bass corrects explanation for appearing at Scientology event

Bass had noted in a written statement over the weekend that the new building was in her state Assembly district. But the headquarters is well outside the boundaries of her district at the time, and Bass removed “in my district” from the statement after POLITICO contacted her office Tuesday about the discrepancy.

“In drafting a tweet I mistakenly described the event in Los Angeles as being in her district. I regret this error,” a spokesman told POLITICO.

Bass’ justification for appearing at the massive building’s opening — that she represented the area — was included in news accounts as a primary reason why she would have attended. Bass’ spokesman did not respond to a question Wednesday about why she appeared and spoke glowingly about the church, which has been enmeshed in controversies for years.