In a statement to The Daily Caller, former vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine explained he didn't know very much about the violent antifa group, but, ironically, his son was arrested in March after disrupting a pro-Trump rally with other antifa members.
On Thursday, Tim Kaine was asked by The Daily Caller if antifa should be considered a terrorist organization, and he responded:
“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.”
According to a report from Politico, the Department of Homeland Security has referred to antifa several times as “domestic terrorists.”
What Kaine forgot about is that his own son was accused of being a part of antifa and was even charged for “fleeing on foot, concealing identity in a public place, and obstructing the legal process by interfering with a peace officer.” This all took place at a pro-Trump rally in March.
When asked about his son's actions, Kaine responded:
“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.”
But it seems that Kaine's son, Linwood, was anything but peaceful. Ramsey County Attorney John Choi said in a news release:
"Some of the counter-demonstrators, equipped with face and head coverings and goggles, broke away and attempted to enter the rally from the second floor staircase by pushing and shoving.
During the disturbance, they employed smoke bombs, mace and fireworks, thereby creating a chaotic and dangerous situation."
The father of a person associated with antifa, who was arrested and charged with fleeing on foot, concealing identity in a public place, and obstructing the legal process by interfering with a peace officer, could have been the vice president of the United States.