Hillary Clinton’s former running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA), appeared on CNN’s New Day on Thursday to discuss Republicans’ plan to repeal Obamacare and Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election.
Given a few of his answers during the interview, Kaine still seemed very sore on about his stunning election loss to Donald Trump and Mike Pence.
“I can’t go into that information, but I can say this: those intelligence professionals that I respect have reached a unanimous conclusion that Russia engaged in cyber attacks in the presidential election with the goal of influencing it … in favor of the election of Donald Trump,” Kaine told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota.
Kaine took an opportunity to attack Trump for not attending his intelligence briefings, something that members of the intelligence community have said is not an issue.
“There’s something very unusual, indeed even sort of suspicious, about the degree which he casually kicks aside the intelligence community when he won’t even go to the briefings. And again, and again takes the Assange, Vladimir Putin line on this important question,” Kaine went on to tell Camerota.
Kaine even went as far as to suggest that Trump doesn’t want to protect the American people.
“Any president of the United States should want to protect American electoral systems from invasion or attack by a foreign government, and President-elect Trump should want to do that too.”
Camerota pressed Kaine on what he meant by “suspicious.”
“What I do know is there is a day in this campaign, I think it was the 23rd of July, where the front page headline on the New York Times says Donald Trump encourages Russians to use cyber espionage against Hillary Clinton to help him win the election,” Kaine said, suggesting Trump was somehow involved in orchestrating any hacking.
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