On “Morning Joe” this morning, Sen. Tim Kaine said the following:
“I have paid pretty close attention to [the January 6th hearings], and even though I was here that day and was barricaded in the Capitol in a way that I’m never going to forget, in a way that has really changed my outlook on my job and my country and my own responsibility, there were some new things in this that I found very powerful. The degree to which Donald Trump was willing to put Mike Pence’s life and health in danger after Pence had been slavishly loyal to him for four years was shocking. And the testimony a couple days ago of these election workers about what it feels like as a, you know, volunteer or a low-level staffer to have the president and his cronies target you and leave you open to violence. That was incredibly powerful testimony.”
Does Sen. Kaine think the attorney general needs to take up the case against Donald Trump?
“I think he has to. I think he has to. I think the evidence is there. And you know there was a lot of debate during the impeachment proceedings about…presidents get immunity during their time in office for legal proceedings by the DOJ or others. But that immunity expires once they’re out. And I think the facts are clearly on the table without being a criminal lawyer myself, you know what exactly might be the the federal code provision. But I think the facts are clearly on the table that would suggest that the president and others engaged in a massive conspiracy, including being willing to countenance and encourage violence to overturn an election and disenfranchise 80 million people that voted for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris there’s got to be there has to be some accountability for that.”
As for his Republican colleagues in the Senate, Kaine said, “I wish I could say yes, but my Republican colleagues are really trying hard to not pay attention to this…They’re trying to ignore it…they hope it’s going to go away…You can’t do this and have there be no consequences attached to an effort to violently overturn a peaceful election.”
Just completely appalling. Do NOT vote Republican!