On “Fox News Sunday,“ the California Democrat faced questions about several visits to Cuba in the 1970s and a statement she released after Castro’s 2016 death saying that “the passing of the Comandante en Jefe is a great loss to the people of Cuba.”

Bass told Fox host Chris Wallace that her perspective “developed over time” and that she now understood that the Castro government “was a brutal regime.” Bass said that she spoke with colleagues from Florida who raised concerns about her comments and that she “would not do that again, for sure.”

“I absolutely would have not put that statement out,” she said.