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Tim Kaine’s son arrested protesting against pro-Trump rally

Linwood “Woody” Kaine
The youngest son of U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, who was Hillary Clinton's running mate last year, was one of six people arrested while protesting against a rally in support of President Donald Trump at the Minnesota state Capitol building last weekend.

The protesters clashed with hundreds of Trump supporters who gathered at the Capitol rotunda in St. Paul on Saturday for one of several pro-Trump rallies held throughout the country.

Linwood "Woody" Kaine, of Minneapolis, and four other people were suspected of lighting a smoke bomb inside the Capitol, St. Paul police spokesman Steve Linders said Wednesday. He said he didn't know the circumstances surrounding the sixth arrest, which was made by state troopers.

Kaine, 24, ran from the scene and was arrested about a block away after he resisted arrest, was sprayed with a chemical irritant and was taken to the ground, according to police. Kaine was booked into the Ramsey County Jail on a recommended second-degree riot charge.

The Ramsey County Attorney's Office declined to file criminal charges, finding insufficient evidence to substantiate the charge, spokesman Dennis Gerhardstein said Wednesday. The St. Paul City Attorney's Office was reviewing the case and didn't immediately reply to a message seeking comment.

Tim Kaine, a St. Paul native who is now a senator representing Virginia, and his wife, Anne Holton, released a statement following their son's arrest.

"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," they said.


SWSWSW—why shouldn’t it be published?  Tim Kaine is one of our US Senators and also joined the national stage.  Kaine used his other son in a debate for political gain so this one is equally fair game.  Should Kaine have been allowed to pull strings so no one ever knew?

Dad did a fine job.

Sorry for the misspelling.

loudouncommonsense - Did your public school teacher forget to teach you how to capitalize the first letter of each sentence?

The bad rotten apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree….

Why was the published?

I fine upstanding citizen. Dad should be very proud!!

Boys will be boys

Like father, like son.

This is not a “view and concern about a political issue.”  This is a thug who tossed a smoke bomb, ran from police and had to be peppered sprayed.  If the son of a leading GOP politician had been similarly arrested at a RTL protest, the media would be going bonkers.  The double standard here is amazing.

well, for starters, people who post here could get names correct.  Mike Pense?????  are you referring to VP Mike PENCE?

or is this another failure of our educational system…which so many folks want to eviscerate with vouchers?

So It’s acceptable to Woody to assault his fellow citizens in a government building and then flee Law Enforcement in the name of political expression against Trump supporters. Ole Woody sounds like quite the Communist.

Isn’t that just the sweetest picture. Now look up Mike Pense and son for the contrast.

Lock him up for domestic terrorism.

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