Tim Kaine is a political veteran who has served at nearly every level of government. He’s a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee and has been a mayor, governor, and senator. President Obama nearly picked him in 2008, but this time he got the job. He has been seen as a safe choice in an anything-but-traditional election year. Kaine has held three big-time political positions: Governor of Virginia from 2006 to 2010, DNC chair from 2009 to 2011, and U.S. senator from 2013 to today. And his political rise has been a methodical one, going from city council (1995-98) to mayor of Richmond (1998-2001) to lieutenant governor (2002-2006) to governor. Prior to entering politics, he was a clerk in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and then a lecturer at the University of Richmond law school.
His youngest son Linwood Kaine, vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine, faces misdemeanor charges in Minnesota after an incident at a pro-Donald Trump rally in March.The Antifa mob was hurling punches and spraying Trump supporters with pepper spray. Kaine, 24, was charged by prosecutors in St. Paul with fleeing on foot, concealing identity in a public place, and obstructing the legal process by interfering with a peace officer. The obstruction charge is a gross misdemeanor, which carries a possible sentence of up to one year in prison and a fine of as much as $3,000. Kaine was among counterprotesters inside the state Capitol’s rotunda shortly after the “March 4 Trump” rally.”Some of the counter-demonstrators, equipped with face and head coverings and goggles, broke away and attempted to enter the rally from the second floor staircase by pushing and shoving,” a news release from Ramsey County Attorney John Choi said. “During the disturbance, they employed smoke bombs, mace and fireworks, thereby creating a chaotic and dangerous situation.”
Federal authorities have been warning state and local officials since early 2016 that leftist extremists known as “antifa” had become increasingly confrontational and dangerous, so much so that the
Department of Homeland Security formally classified their activities as “domestic terrorist violence,” according to interviews and confidential law enforcement documents obtained by POLITICO. After years of far left Antifa violence, hundreds of bloodied bodies, attacks on police, government and political institutions, along with any other symbols of the “capitalist system” or displays of racism, social injustice or fascism. and tens of thousands of dollars of property damage It described some of their activities as “domestic terrorist violence”. Antifa, shorthand for anti-fascist organisations, refers to a loose coalition of decentralised, grassroots groups opposed to the many guises of the extreme right. The group has come under growing scrutiny in the past weeks after Donald Trump blamed the “alt-left” for the deadly violence between white supremacists and counter protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Just a reminder that Tim Kaine’s son, “Woody” Kaine, is a violent member of Antifa.
How is this not a bigger deal?! pic.twitter.com/0ULsVqdIIB
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