The vice presidential nominee for the Democratic party, Tim Kaine, is speaking during tonight’s convention session from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
Kaine was officially named the party’s nominee for Vice President during the early moments of Wednesday’s session of the convention.
Kaine said, “Or John Kasich, the Republican Governor who had the honor of hosting the Republican Convention in Cleveland but wouldn’t even attend it because he thinks Trump is such a moral disaster.”
He asks the audience if they “believe” Donald Trump. They respond “no”.
He said Hillary Clinton is “lista”, or ready in Spanish.
“She’s ready because of her faith. She’s ready because of her heart. She’s ready because of her experience. She’s ready because she knows in America we are stronger when we are together,” Kaine said.
Kaine mocked Donald Trump and the numerous times he said he’s said “believe me.”
”Most people, when they run for President, they don’t just say ‘believe me.’ They respect you enough to tell you how they will get things done,” Kaine said.
He pointed to Clinton’s website for specific things she will do to solve problems.
“All it takes is one click,” kaine said.
He said Trump “never tells you how he’s going to do any of the things he says he’s going to do.”
“We must love our neighbors as ourselves,” Kaine said.
Kaine said Hillary Clinton is consistant and said she delivers.
“She stood up against thugs and dictators and was a key part of the Obama national security team that decided to go to the ends of the earth to wipe out Osama bin Laden,” Kaine said.
Kaine spoke about his faith.
Kaine said his wife’s father is “voting for a lot of Democrats these days” despite being a Republican.
“Because any party that would nominate Donald Trump for president has moved too far away from his party of Lincoln,” Kaine said.
Kaine said he’s been working for civil rights his entire career.
“These are the battles I’ve been fighting my whole life. And that’s the story of how I decided to run for office,” he said.
Sen. Tim Kaine has taken the stage for his acceptance speech.
Kaine talked about his son’s deployment to help defend the U.S. NATO allies.
“I humbly accept my parties nomination to be Vice President of the United States,” Kaine said.
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