Just a few months ago, Sen. Tim Kaine expected to be the vice president of the United States right now.
Alas, things didn't work out, and at least one member of the Kaine family has not handled the defeat well.
Kaine's son, Woody, was "arrested on suspicion of second-degree riot at the 'March 4 Trump' rally in St. Paul."
That's not good.
From FOX News:
The son of Hillary Clinton's former running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine, was one of six arrested Saturday protesting a rally in support of President Trump at the Minnesota State Capitol.
Linwood Michael Kaine, 24, and four others were arrested on suspicion of second-degree riot at the “March 4 Trump” rally in St. Paul. Another person was cited for disorderly conduct, the Duluth News Tribune reported.
...Kaine was involved in a skirmish between Trump supporters and counter-protesters, St. Paul police spokesman Steve Linders said.
Linders said Kaine was seen with four people who lit fireworks in the capitol and fled. Police were investigating whether Kaine lit a firework, the newspaper reported.
Linders said Kaine and the group were arrested a block from the capitol. He said police tracked Kaine and the group down and arresting officers had to use “some force” to take him into custody.
I wonder what "some force" means. How much force is "some force"?
Whatever it means in this case, it's clear that Kaine didn't cooperate with police, at least to some degree.
Tim Kaine released a very vague statement in response to his son's arrest. That's to be expected. He certainly wouldn't say anything that could hurt his son's case. Maybe no statement would have been better than the remarks he chose to make.
...Sen. Kaine, from St. Paul, released a statement to the Pioneer Press Tuesday night.So, Tim Kaine loves that his son went to a pro-Trump rally to counter-protest and was arrested on suspicion of second-degree riot?
"We love that our three children have their own views and concerns about current political issues," he said. "They fully understand the responsibility to express those concerns peacefully."
I wouldn't love that.
Read more details on Woody Kaine's arrest and the St. Paul rally here.