Tim Kaine 5 months ago:   Sunday Dec 30 - 10:34am Even Trump’s team now admits a wall isn’t the smart way to do border security!
https://t.co/IpqBN5AvSP Tim Kaine 5 months ago:   Tuesday Dec 25 - 6:19pm Merry Christmas to all! Anne and I are celebrating with her parents—90+ and going strong! https://t.co/ogbBX4LoHJ
Link to Image Tim Kaine 5 months ago:   Tuesday Dec 25 - 12:48pm Today we think about the enduring message of a young couple turned away because there was no room, only to give birth to a child in a humble stable. The world is filled with millions seeking refuge, and we are all like innkeepers—let us choose wisely in how we treat them. Tim Kaine 6 months ago:   Friday Dec 21 - 9:13pm President Trump is gleefully punishing 800,000 of his own citizens by shutting down the government over the holidays. Virginia’s federal employees are so sick of this. Tim Kaine 6 months ago:   Friday Dec 21 - 11:40am 17 days ago, the military confirmed to me that there were no plans to change our strategy in Afghanistan.
By ignoring the advice of his military advisors, Trump’s incoherent decision-making threatens our troops as they conduct a hasty withdrawal in an uncertain environment. https://t.co/0UJ5xEnatg
Link to Image Tim Kaine 6 months ago:   Thursday Dec 20 - 9:03pm .@realDonaldTrump has no concept of the hard work our federal employees do every day to keep the country running. Forcing 800,000 of them to spend the holidays unsure about their next paycheck is cruel. Tim Kaine 6 months ago:   Thursday Dec 20 - 6:46pm Secretary Mattis protects this nation against the worst instincts of a President who puts our national security at risk. His announced departure should alarm every American. Tim Kaine 6 months ago:   Wednesday Dec 19 - 8:48pm Court rules that the Trump administration cannot deny “room at the inn” to women seeking refuge from domestic violence.
https://t.co/ONaAmyPb7H Tim Kaine 6 months ago:   Saturday Dec 15 - 11:19am I’m so proud to call @MarkWarner my *senior* Senator and a close friend of 38 years. There’s no one I’d rather serve Virginia with. Happy Birthday, Mark! https://t.co/Ij5Ey9tb3O
Link to Image Tim Kaine 6 months ago:   Saturday Dec 15 - 10:38am Tens of millions of Americans could lose their health insurance because of this ruling, including people with a history of cancer, diabetes or other pre-existing conditions.
An appeals court needs to overturn this decision and Rs must stop these cruel attacks on our health care. https://t.co/oVhQXK9AUo Tim Kaine 6 months ago:   Wednesday Dec 12 - 1:35pm This is a silly sideshow from President Shutdown. Get your facts straight. And take a bipartisan deal. Don't inflict senseless pain on federal workers, our government, and America's reputation. You've done enough. Tim Kaine 6 months ago:   Wednesday Dec 12 - 1:35pm Now he demands $5B from taxpayers for the wall or we get a #TrumpShutdown. But:
> He said Mexico would pay for it
> Congress gave him $1.3B for border (not "boarder") security in '17 and he didn't spend it
> His own border patrol says we need sensors/fence/etc but the wall's dumb Tim Kaine 6 months ago:   Wednesday Dec 12 - 1:35pm President Trump blew the whole Iran deal up—over his own military leaders' objections, by the way—because of his insecurity over President Obama. An insecurity which, I might add, Saudi Arabia has played like a cheap fiddle. Tim Kaine 6 months ago:   Wednesday Dec 12 - 1:35pm The Iran deal did not "give" Iran one penny; it released Iran's own money frozen in bank accounts. It imposed restrictions and inspections on Iran for decades and prohibited the country from ever purchasing, acquiring or developing any nuclear weapons. Tim Kaine 6 months ago:   Wednesday Dec 12 - 1:35pm President Trump is delusional and clearly has never read the Iran deal. https://t.co/vUBNYuUzj9 Tim Kaine 6 months ago:   Wednesday Dec 12 - 10:15am The days of Congress enabling President Trump’s lies and misdirection are coming to an end. In divided government, Democrats aren’t gonna just go along with whatever the tweet du jour is. We’re going to demand he act like an adult. https://t.co/sqngRCc72E Tim Kaine 6 months ago:   Tuesday Dec 11 - 4:18pm RT @voxdotcom: Trump’s labor secretary once signed off on the "deal of a lifetime" for wealthy sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Now senators want to know why. https://t.co/Ong399ElL1 Tim Kaine 6 months ago:   Tuesday Dec 11 - 12:17pm “Proud” ??
To hurt the economy?
To force federal workers (many in Virginia) to go without pay?
To demonstrate to the world that America can’t even do the basic functions of governing?
Make no mistake: Donald Trump is cheerleading a shutdown. https://t.co/c0E7ERegZV Tim Kaine 6 months ago:   Monday Dec 10 - 6:26pm America’s position as a global moral leader is fragile. From caging children to allowing a journalist’s murder, we can’t let this stand.
On #HumanRightsDay, let’s look in the mirror and commit ourselves to again making America the world’s beacon for equality and rights for all. Tim Kaine 6 months ago:   Sunday Dec 9 - 10:20am RT @votevets: Our troops who serve in overseas wars deserve a Congress with the courage to weigh in on those wars. We support @timkaine efforts to pass an Authorization to Use Military Force that puts Congress back in the driver seat. https://t.co/XLHW62XXwE Tim Kaine 6 months ago:   Thursday Dec 6 - 5:11pm The Justice Department Inspector General should investigate how serial sexual abuser Jeffrey Epstein got what the @MiamiHerald called “the deal of a lifetime” — including Alex Acosta’s role in it. I’m leading this letter with @PattyMurray to demand they do just that. https://t.co/23Zl0A43KM
Link to Image Tim Kaine 6 months ago:   Tuesday Dec 4 - 10:28am “Tariff Man” ??
Reminds me more of The Beatles’ “Nowhere Man”:
He’s as blind as he can be //
Just sees what he wants to see. https://t.co/cLfkxwd0aB Tim Kaine 6 months ago:   Monday Dec 3 - 5:13pm RT @ChrisCoons: Earlier today, I joined @timkaine to call on Tehran to immediately release American citizens and legal residents wrongfully detained in Iran. Read our statement: https://t.co/QtbF3pqw98
Link to Image Tim Kaine 6 months ago:   Sunday Dec 2 - 6:49pm As we begin Hanukkah, it’s important to consider how many Jewish families still don’t live free from hate because of the alarming rise in anti-Semitic acts in recent years. This holiday teaches us to seek the light - so let’s pray for more for the world, especially in dark times. Tim Kaine 6 months ago:   Saturday Dec 1 - 8:43am President Bush stands as a model of dignity in public service. From flying combat missions in WWII, to signing the Americans with Disabilities Act and bringing the Cold War to a peaceful end, he carried his accomplishments with such humility. My condolences to the Bush family. Tim Kaine 6 months ago:   Friday Nov 30 - 6:31pm Sorry, Mr. President. Three’s a crowd. https://t.co/qwYvwn9URB Tim Kaine 6 months ago:   Wednesday Nov 28 - 5:16pm From excusing Jamal Khashoggi’s murder to aiding this disastrous war in Yemen, the Trump administration is essentially playing the part of Saudi Arabia’s defense lawyer.
That’s not what America’s role in the world should be — and it’s time we all stand up against it. https://t.co/GM6YOatfjw Tim Kaine 6 months ago:   Wednesday Nov 28 - 2:01pm For too long, the US has been involved in a Yemeni civil war that’s killed thousands and forced millions to the brink of famine. And as Trump kowtows to the Saudis, it’s up to Congress to demonstrate America’s moral leadership. We need to end US support for this war now. Tim Kaine 6 months ago:   Wednesday Nov 28 - 9:51am More delays and misdirection from this President. He’s said the same thing before, but rejected a bipartisan offer to protect Dreamers and fund billions in border security this spring.
He would rather use these young people as pawns in his game. Some “heart.” https://t.co/wkZ4ZDZuFp Tim Kaine 6 months ago:   Monday Nov 26 - 7:28pm Soon to be overheard in elementary schools across America:
Teacher: “Jimmy, you got an F on your science test. Did you even read the assignment?”
Jimmy: “Yes. I just don’t believe it.” https://t.co/SxfsdeRV9l Tim Kaine 6 months ago:   Monday Nov 26 - 3:59pm RT @MarkWarner: Incredible work by @NASA. Congratulations to @Virginia_Tech’s Scott King and the EDL team at @NASA_Langley who worked so hard to make today’s #MarsLanding happen. https://t.co/EG5iv5CnrI Tim Kaine 6 months ago:   Sunday Nov 25 - 9:25pm Congratulations to @JoeNBC and @morningmika. November 24 is a great wedding day—Anne and I tied the knot on that day, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, 34 years ago! Tim Kaine 6 months ago:   Sunday Nov 25 - 9:38am An amazing story about how the Trump administration intimidated the 4H program nationwide to weaken its commitment to diversity and inclusion. Shameful!
https://t.co/1ZGxLPuXXE Tim Kaine 6 months ago:   Thursday Nov 22 - 10:40pm Way to put the “I” back in Thanksgiving! https://t.co/Ch7WUwYJMD Tim Kaine 7 months ago:   Tuesday Nov 20 - 3:09pm I mean, it’s literally second. https://t.co/ekqcAzBUIN
Link to Image Tim Kaine 7 months ago:   Tuesday Nov 20 - 3:03pm This is a slap in the face to the American intelligence officers who work daily to protect our country.
And it’s yet another fawning prostration to a foreign authoritarian. It’s only a matter of time until actions like this by the President directly threaten our security. https://t.co/raUfhTh96q Tim Kaine 7 months ago:   Monday Nov 19 - 2:54pm That’s right, this goes beyond President Trump vs. Admiral McRaven. Or Trump vs. McCain. Or Trump vs. the Khans.
It’s evidence of Trump’s open hostility to those who’ve served, and to those who’ve sacrificed more than he can even begin to comprehend. https://t.co/zxGmpvzeYO Tim Kaine 7 months ago:   Monday Nov 19 - 12:24pm We have just over 1 week to help @espyforsenate win an important race in Mississippi on Nov. 27. Last year, we turned Alabama blue, and we can do the same here. We can win — and add one more vote to protect and expand health care.
Join us in this fight: https://t.co/ziC9UrkpND Tim Kaine 7 months ago:   Thursday Nov 15 - 2:44pm These sanctions are insufficient. After repeated Saudi lies about what happened to Khashoggi, the Trump administration appears to just be following the Saudi playbook: blame mid-level folks, exonerate those at the top.
This was a state-sponsored murder. We need accountability. https://t.co/yPifsG916W Tim Kaine 7 months ago:   Tuesday Nov 13 - 1:17pm Amazon chose Virginia because we have America’s most talented workforce. That didn’t happen by accident. When you focus on investing in job training and education, instead of cutting key priorities and excluding people, your economy gets more dynamic. Just look to VA for proof. Tim Kaine 7 months ago:   Sunday Nov 11 - 2:13pm California is on fire and the President is attacking it and threatening to withhold aid. Firefighters there call it “ill-informed, ill-timed and demeaning.”
“Ill” is a good word for it. There’s a leadership illness in the WH. Our country will come together & stand up against it. Tim Kaine 7 months ago:   Sunday Nov 11 - 11:22am Virginia is home to more veterans than most states, and serving them in my work is one of my greatest honors — from job training to expanding access to health care. We thank all vets for their service this #VeteransDay. We are grateful for you and your sacrifices! Tim Kaine 7 months ago:   Saturday Nov 10 - 12:46pm This is a start. Congress needs to stop all US support for war in Yemen and hold Saudi Arabia accountable for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. https://t.co/VfTuIVKGGt Tim Kaine 7 months ago:   Friday Nov 9 - 10:23am RT @NelsonForSenate: The margin of the Senate race is slim, and we're likely headed for a recount. I need your help now to make sure every vote is counted. https://t.co/xh23OXQ7v7 Tim Kaine 7 months ago:   Friday Nov 9 - 10:20am RT @staceyabrams: In a race this close, one vote could be the difference between a loss, a runoff, or a victory. If you voted on a provisional (paper) ballot, you need to make sure your vote was counted. Call Voter Protection immediately: 1-888-730-5816. #gapolhttps://t.co/Kcb2lQycoE
Link to Image Tim Kaine 7 months ago:   Thursday Nov 8 - 6:05pm We say “This isn’t normal.”
But for those who survived the shooting in Vegas only to endure another in Thousand Oaks, this IS the new normal. For kids who plan how to respond to a shooter in their classroom, this IS the new normal.
What it’s NOT is acceptable—Congress must act. Tim Kaine 7 months ago:   Wednesday Nov 7 - 4:18pm Last night, America—led by Elaine, Abigail, and Jennifer here in Virginia!—ushered in a hard-won tide of women in leadership.
Our country has resisted the elevation of women’s voices for far too long, and voters are saying that stops here and now. Tim Kaine 7 months ago:   Wednesday Nov 7 - 3:44pm This is a move to take over the Mueller probe, aimed at quashing accountability. And it just so happens to occur hours after Democrats take one chamber of Congress.
The House and Senate should pass a law NOW to protect this investigation. Tim Kaine 7 months ago:   Tuesday Nov 6 - 7:55pm THANK YOU, VIRGINIA!
In the Senate, I'll always listen to you. I'll take your ideas and values to Washington, and keep fighting to solve your problems. We have to keep Virginia moving forward and put our country back on the right track. That starts now! https://t.co/iQ2YKBAVxq Tim Kaine 7 months ago:   Tuesday Nov 6 - 8:21am Polls in Virginia are OPEN until 7pm.
Go to https://t.co/B2pbOn9WdU to find your polling place, poll hours, and whether you need to bring anything with you to vote. Tim Kaine 7 months ago:   Monday Nov 5 - 10:49pm What an amazing, amazing night with @SpanbergerVA07 in Henrico - more than a thousand Virginians, together, fired up to make change in their community. And tomorrow that change begins.
Virginia, go vote. America, go vote. This election is too important to sit out. https://t.co/DL1S2irMVD
Link to Image Tim Kaine 7 months ago:   Monday Nov 5 - 2:04pm Listen to this guy - grab another donut and keep at it. Make one more phone call. Knock one more door. The election is tomorrow and our country’s values are on the ballot. Upset about how things are going? Don’t boo; VOTE.
Go to https://t.co/B2pbOn9WdU for important voting info. https://t.co/tv2LjEc9ZB
Link to Image Tim Kaine 7 months ago:   Monday Nov 5 - 10:07am 14 years ago I asked my mailman what kind of shoes he wore—I was gearing up to run for Governor and I knew I’d need some sturdy walking shoes. They still haven’t failed me, and today I’m lacing them up for the last day before Election Day. Go vote!! https://t.co/IaT2nRd3qj
Link to Image Tim Kaine 7 months ago:   Saturday Nov 3 - 12:29pm RT @Virginia_AFLCIO: Early morning canvass registration and minivan trainings happening with our union brothers and sisters across the Commonwealth. There’s no confusion how much this election means to unions everywhere. It’s time to Get Out The Vote! https://t.co/eJZzKjBJYT
Link to Image Tim Kaine 7 months ago:   Wednesday Oct 31 - 10:58am Of all the clauses in the Constitution, it’s interesting that Trump wants to change the one added to overrule the horrible Dred Scott decision. Pre-14th Amendment, the Supreme Court ruled that an African American, free or slave, could never be a citizen. Why go back there? Tim Kaine 7 months ago:   Monday Oct 29 - 9:44pm Violence against anyone, of any political party, is never acceptable. This isn’t who we are. https://t.co/9Nc7xV30vi Tim Kaine 7 months ago:   Saturday Oct 27 - 12:39pm My heart breaks for all impacted by the horrific act of evil in Pittsburgh. We must counter vicious anti-Semitism with love and unity. To the Tree of Life Synagogue and Squirrel Hill community, we stand with you. Tim Kaine 7 months ago:   Saturday Oct 27 - 11:02am RT @IanSams: NEW: historically-conservative Richmond Times-Dispatch endorses TIM KAINE in its final endorsement editorial ever. First time in decades they've backed a Democrat for statewide office.
"In a world gone nearly mad, Kaine remains a voice of reason."
https://t.co/irhnA4uRDz Tim Kaine 7 months ago:   Wednesday Oct 24 - 8:17pm Statue issues are often divisive. Here’s a hero we can all agree deserves recognition. https://t.co/ecthdGbhSW Tim Kaine 7 months ago:   Wednesday Oct 24 - 10:28am Attempting violence against public officials, private citizens, journalists, or anyone has no place in our free and lawful society. Tim Kaine 7 months ago:   Tuesday Oct 23 - 7:57pm President Trump isn’t interested in solving immigration problems. Earlier this year, we offered every penny of border security $ he asked for - and he turned it down. He would rather use lies and fear to try to stir people up right before an election than protect the country. Tim Kaine 7 months ago:   Tuesday Oct 23 - 5:00pm Virginia is the frontline of Dems’ fight to take back a majority in Congress. Don’t take my word for it - just today GOP super PACs are rushing even more big $ into Virginia to save R candidates. But we have something they don’t: momentum.
Come volunteer: https://t.co/sZuqLsHBQ0 Tim Kaine 8 months ago:   Monday Oct 22 - 6:08pm Words fail.
https://t.co/mo5tCZGsN3 Tim Kaine 8 months ago:   Friday Oct 19 - 8:58pm The Saudi “explanation” for murdering journalist and Virginia resident Jamal Khashoggi in a consulate—a fistfight gone wrong—is insulting.
Since the Trump Administration won’t stand up against atrocity, Congress must. Tim Kaine 8 months ago:   Friday Oct 19 - 6:43pm Today’s news reminds us that foreign adversaries are still working hard to sow division in our country by seizing on the controversies du jour.
It’s more important than ever that our leaders do not fan these flames—and instead rise above to unify and focus on our commonalities. Tim Kaine 8 months ago:   Thursday Oct 18 - 1:55pm Medicaid expansion is a reality! Virginians can apply beginning November 1.
And then vote on November 6 to safeguard this progress. Mitch McConnell said this week that a GOP majority could vote *again* to repeal health care for millions. We can’t let that happen. https://t.co/RpvMN5gThz Tim Kaine 8 months ago:   Wednesday Oct 17 - 3:12pm When Mitch McConnell says "completely start over" here, what he means is take us back to when you could be discriminated against if you have a pre-existing condition. And that tens of millions would lose their insurance.
We have to prevent the country from going back to that. https://t.co/hCgtfLJ6QT Tim Kaine 8 months ago:   Wednesday Oct 17 - 2:16pm RT @attn: President @BarackObama doesn't have time for these 7 excuses not to vote. https://t.co/2Etpm6taTq
Link to Image Tim Kaine 8 months ago:   Monday Oct 15 - 11:18am President Trump’s response to Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance reveals a man more willing to trust authoritarian leaders than reliable intelligence. It’s insulting to Jamal’s family and colleagues that this is what’s coming out of the world’s most powerful office. https://t.co/rVvrVGWiFD Tim Kaine 8 months ago:   Monday Oct 15 - 10:42am Today is the final day to register to vote in Virginia. When more of us vote, our elected bodies represent our values. When we don’t, they don’t. So don't let today go by without double-checking your registration and reminding others to do the same. Go to https://t.co/B2pbOn9WdU. Tim Kaine 8 months ago:   Sunday Oct 14 - 11:23pm In honor of @MLB playoff season: Best play ever that did not appear in a box score.
https://t.co/dktcgFD1lG Tim Kaine 8 months ago:   Saturday Oct 13 - 6:33pm A very warm welcome home to Pastor Brunson — thankful he is finally back with his family on American soil. https://t.co/ady11HOv1E Tim Kaine 8 months ago:   Friday Oct 12 - 10:59am This action from the Trump administration is bad news for anyone who breathes air. https://t.co/S6qnXqpLGP Tim Kaine 8 months ago:   Friday Oct 12 - 8:08am My heart breaks for these lost lives. This was a dangerous storm and Virginians should continue to take all precautions as we recover. Please be safe. https://t.co/GVGL6q4rtV Tim Kaine 8 months ago:   Wednesday Oct 10 - 3:24pm Mass shootings in this country happen far too often and are far too deadly—but Congress hasn't acted.
So today I'm joining @ChrisMurphyCT and countless other leaders and advocates to raise $1 million for candidates who will step up. Will you step up too? https://t.co/rqoVe0GYBehttps://t.co/aDKCCdMVje
Link to Image Tim Kaine 8 months ago:   Wednesday Oct 10 - 12:58pm @LindleyCarter Yes, I have. It’s pretty good! Tim Kaine 8 months ago:   Wednesday Oct 10 - 12:57pm @BryceLuisL Hey Bryce, good question. We need comprehensive immigration reform. I voted for it in 2013. It included record investments in border security and a path to citizenship. And we've got to reunite families who were separated at the border. Tim Kaine 8 months ago:   Wednesday Oct 10 - 12:57pm @anna_swirski Hi Anna. I oppose drilling for oil off Virginia’s coasts and wish President Trump had not pulled us out of the Paris climate deal, which would’ve done so much globally to tackle climate change. We should be leading on protecting our planet - it’s the only one we've got. Tim Kaine 8 months ago:   Wednesday Oct 10 - 12:56pm @Ayirhs1 I support a woman’s constitutional freedom to make her own health care decisions, and I oppose efforts to criminalize women or their doctors for making their own reproductive health care decisions. Tim Kaine 8 months ago:   Wednesday Oct 10 - 12:56pm @Mfountain143 Hey Miranda, good question. I think there's a lot to address here. But for starters, we need to tackle the growing opioid crisis and addiction issues - and I helped pass a comprehensive law to expand treatment and prevention. Tim Kaine 8 months ago:   Wednesday Oct 10 - 12:55pm @baileykruse21 Hi Bailey. I absolutely believe in equal rights for women - I support the Equal Rights Amendment, women’s reproductive freedom, and fair pay legislation. There are more details on my website, too: https://t.co/hmh35fYQow Tim Kaine 8 months ago:   Wednesday Oct 10 - 12:22pm This is so false. Today the Senate is having to vote to overturn President Trump’s expansion of insurance plans that don’t protect people with pre-existing conditions.
If he actually cared, he would stop sabotaging health care and support our efforts. https://t.co/9StbjoUL4Y Tim Kaine 8 months ago:   Tuesday Oct 9 - 7:00pm Jamal Khashoggi is a Virginia resident, so his disappearance is personal to me. President Trump needs to raise this case immediately with Saudi Arabia and Turkey and demand answers. We should be extending support from our federal agencies for a real investigation. Tim Kaine 8 months ago:   Sunday Oct 7 - 11:28am This is a most serious charge. I’ve contacted the State Department. We must get to the bottom of what happened and then impose strong consequences. Targeting journalists must stop.