Former-Hillary Clinton running mate and Virginia Democratic Senator Tim Kaine said that he does not know “enough” about Antifa to call them ‘terrorists’…
In an interview with the Daily Caller on Thursday, Sen. Tim Kaine refused to condemn Antifa, the radical alt-left group known for terrorizing Trump supporters, claiming that he doesn’t know enough about them to pass judgment.
“I don’t like broad brushes and I don’t know enough about them to say that they’re terrorists, but people who do violent things – the law should take care of them.”
Of course Kaine would not label the group ‘terrorists’, given the fact that his son is a member of Antifa.
— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) September 8, 2017
As Truth previously reported, in March Linwood Kaine, youngest son of Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine, was arrested at the Minnesota State Capitol after disrupting a pro-Trump rally.
— Mike Tokes (@MikeTokes) August 18, 2017
Kaine was part of the Antifa mob that was hurling punches and spraying Trump supporters with pepper spray.
Fox News reports:
Linwood Kaine, 24, was charged with one gross misdemeanor count of obstructing the legal process and misdemeanor counts of fleeing on foot and concealing his identity in public.
A criminal complaint says Kaine and others changed into black clothing during the March 4 rally and entered the state Capitol. One group member threw a smoke bomb inside. The complaint says the 24-year-old Kaine was among those who ran away, and he initially resisted arrest.
Following his son’s arrest, Sen. Kaine released a statement: “We love that our three children have their own views and concerns about current political issues. They fully understand the responsibility to express those concerns peacefully.”
Kaine’s comments follow widespread condemnation of the group, with the Department of Homeland Security recently classifying their activities as “domestic terrorist violence,”
Meanwhile, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has also denounced the group, offering “unequivocal condemnation” of their violent activities.
“Our democracy has no room for inciting violence or endangering the public, no matter the ideology of those who commit such acts,” Pelosi said in a statement. “The violent actions of people calling themselves Antifa in Berkeley this weekend deserve unequivocal condemnation, and the perpetrators should be arrested and prosecuted.”
Following President Donald Trump’s inauguration in January, Kaine also suggested that Democrats should “fight in the streets” against the administration, as well as in Congress and through the courts.
In May, Kaine’s son Linwood appeared to do just that, after he allegedly joined an anti-Trump riot attacking Trump’s supporters during a protest Minnesota. He has since been charged with “fleeing police on foot, concealing his identity in a public place, and obstructing legal process.”