When Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine was picked to occupy the place below Hillary Clinton’s name on the 2016 presidential ballot, Democrats thought they knew what they were getting: an establishment hack who nevertheless wouldn’t tip the Hillary oxcart with any shenanigans or weirdness on their way to victory in November.
As you may have noticed, the first three words of that description were true and the rest has turned out to be a contemptible falsehood. Kaine has since called for violence against Republicans in the streets and accused the Trump administration of Holocaust denial.
Hillary sure knows how to pick ’em; this is the only person I can imagine who would choose a campaign chairman capable of falling for a Russian phishing scam.
Kaine may not be vice president, but that doesn’t mean he’s not still crowing about insane stuff. In a statement after Donald Trump Jr. released emails showing he had contacts with a Russian individual about potential dirt on Hillary Clinton, Kaine mumbled the one word that showed that he’s clearly not ready for prime time when it comes to politics: “treason.”
The question came after the kerfuffle Tuesday afternoon when it was revealed Donald Trump Jr. had contacts with a woman named Natalia Veselnitskaya, a Russian lawyer.
Trump Jr. had initially contended that he didn’t know who Veselnitskaya was before the meeting and was unaware of any possible connections to the Kremlin. The emails released by Trump Jr. seemed to paint a different picture, although they didn’t seem to elaborate on her direct connections to the Kremlin. However, to Kaine, it was yet another sign that Watergate II: Electric Boogaloo was upon us.
“We are now beyond obstruction of justice,” Kaine told CNN. “This is moving into perjury, false statements and even potentially treason.” …
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