(Luis Cornelio, Headline USA) Never-seen footage of the arrest of Linwood Michael Kaine, son of Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., at an anti-Trump protest came to light Monday.
The video, obtained through public records requests by the Daily Caller, shows Kaine, then 24, being arrested by Minnesota law enforcement after rioting against former President Donald Trump, who at the time, had just been sworn in.
Kaine was arrested and subsequently charged with three misdemeanors, the Daily Caller reported Monday. The Democrat senator’s son, however, was sentenced to probation in December 2017.
Kaine was ordered to pay $236 in fines after resisting arrest. After sentencing, the jury ordered him to serve 90 days (about 3 months) in jail but only served four after the judge stayed 86 days. Fireworks and smoke bombs were blasted inside the Minnesota State Capitol on March 4, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported on December 28, 2017.
The lawmaker’s youngest son was part of a violent Antifa group who rioted against the election of Trump. Sen. Kaine was Hillary Clinton’s running mate in her infamous 2016 campaign.
Kaine’s slap on the wrist sentence is a sharp contrast to pro-Trump protestors who rallied on January 6 on Capitol Hill grounds to protest the certification of President Joe Biden. Over 1,000 individuals tied to the January 6 protest have been charged.
Federal prosecutors received a whopping $2.6 billion of taxpayer money to fuel the prosecution of pro-Trump activists. Approximately 15% of those arrested served in the U.S. military or as police officers across the nation. Nearly 85% of them do not have any connection to so-called extremist groups.
The sentences of these protests range between 7 days to 10 years.
People are incredulous whenever I tell them the son of Hillary’s 2016 running mate was arrested for violent rioting w/antifa against a Trump rally in St. Paul in 2017. Linwood Michael Kaine, the son of Democrat ex-VP candidate @timkaine, fled the scene. https://t.co/AN5RyFcQnp pic.twitter.com/WXFkp2qGu7
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) October 18, 2019