POSTED AUGUST 29, 2016
RICHMOND, Va. — About a dozen Catholic protesters blasted Hillary Clinton’s running mate Tim Kaine outside the church he attends in Richmond Sunday morning, WVIR reported.
The demonstrators claim the Virginia senator’s voting record contradicts the Catholic faith on issues of abortion and gay marriage.
“He is not America’s dad at all,” organizer Frances Bouton said. “If people just scratched the surface. He’s really, all I can say, is evil.”
Kaine has attended St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church for about 30 years and is a long-time member of the church choir.
In the past Kaine supported additional restrictions on abortion and said he was personally opposed to the procedure. However, the senator now has a 100-percent voting record on Planned Parenthood’s 2016 congressional scorecard.
Hundreds of members at the Church and surrounding churches greeted Kaine and his wife, Anne Holton, the Sunday after Clinton picked him as her running mate.
“He’s just an openhearted person and I think that’s just what we need,” Alvin Strother, a parishioner, said. “We need the sunshine and not the darkness. He’s that type of politician and I think his the type of person who’s going to bring that to the ticket, and I’m hoping it shines and I hope we win.”
Kaine first held office on Richmond City Council, then became the mayor of the city. He served as Virginia’s governor from 2006-2010. He was elected and began serving in the Senate in 2013.