SCOTT D. COSENZA Legal Correspondent
Former Democrat Party vice presidential nominee and Virginia Senator Tim Kaine’s son was arrested this week for violently interrupting a pro-Trump speech in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The incident happened back on March 4th. Linwood “Woody” Kaine and eight others took exception to a group of Americans who wanted to demonstrate in support of our forty-fifth president. Instead of raising their voices in opposition to Trump’s supporters, they did what seems quite common for so many on the progressive left these days – they raised their fists instead.
“When people seek to prevent others who are peacefully assembled from making their voices heard it threatens the very foundation of our democracy.”
Those are the words of Ramsey County Attorney John Choi, who announced the charges during a press conference. Choi was elected in 2015 with bipartisan support, including an endorsement from former Vice President Walter Mondale and others from the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party. He was a delegate from Minnesota to the 2000 Democrat National Convention. Choi went on:
This unlawful group attempted to enter the rally from the second-floor staircase by pushing, shoving and eventually employing smoke bombs, Mace, fireworks, thereby creating a dangerous situation.
The AP reports that Mr. Kaine changed into black clothing during the rally and resisted arrest, and “was charged Friday with one gross misdemeanor count of obstructing the legal process and misdemeanor counts of fleeing on foot and concealing his identity in public.”
Let’s hope this is some big case of mistaken identity. Surely the son of a sitting U.S. Senator — a man who would have been a heartbeat away from the presidency — wouldn’t have it in him to beat his fellow Americans just for supporting our president?
Anne and Tim Kaine certainly taught their son better behavior – or did they?