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Tim Kaine @timkaine Richmond, VA

Husband to @AnneHolton, father of 3. U.S. Senator from Virginia. In my free time, I’m either outdoors, reading, or jamming on the harmonica.

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Joined Twitter 7/30/10


400 years later, it’s on each of us to understand our history and work toward a better future. We can’t do this sil… https://t.co/S6mA6onrm2It is impossible to imagine an America without the courage, spirit and accomplishment of the African diaspora. This… https://t.co/9idJoHC7YKIt's difficult to put this feeling into words: The Trans-Atlantic slave trade was one of the cruelest atrocities ev… https://t.co/WzA8RBIkYDI'm honored to be at Fort Monroe today as we recognize the 400 years since the first Africans arrived in our countr… https://t.co/or3Pr5DGnj
8/24
2019
A reminder for Republicans who still shill for Trump: He will always turn on his own. https://t.co/JDQYqWANe7
8/23
2019
Climate change is a global emergency. We’re watching an irreplaceable part of this earth burn to the ground, and ou… https://t.co/vVDY7ZKt9DIt’s estimated that Black women in Virginia lose out on over one million dollars in their lifetime because of the w… https://t.co/ATAAdlTOxFI’m glad to see @Hickenlooper stepping up to help us take back the Senate. He’s an innovator and problem solver who… https://t.co/ccC0z9PIVu
8/22
2019
The Trump admin is forcing @PPFA out of Title X, threatening contraception access and health services for millions.… https://t.co/eJWCiCSzQA
8/20
2019
Do you think they were laughing just to humor me? #NationalTellAJokeDay https://t.co/rOFHIWRQOn
8/16
2019
PM Netanyahu – Drop your Muslim ban. Congress votes over and over again to provide unprecedented security assistan… https://t.co/mcE5nhtDGwTonight I'm praying for the injured police officers in Philadelphia. It's horrifying to see such violence against l… https://t.co/ByHITtaJcR
8/15
2019
The people of Hong Kong are defending their civil rights, and I stand with them. Any moves by China to crush these… https://t.co/LYQDANDpHz
8/14
2019
“For Heather and Khalid, and all of the victims of hate crime in our country, we must and can do better.” I couldn’… https://t.co/ZR2HHtHYyy
8/13
2019
It's on all of us to stand up against hate. The Senate should pass our bill - the Khalid Jabara-Heather Heyer NO HA… https://t.co/pd0O4cRqZdToday my heart is with Heather Heyer and state troopers Jay Cullen and Berke Bates, whose lives were unjustly cut s… https://t.co/hQzSiN9cTlTwo years after neo-Nazis marched in Charlottesville, white supremacists continue to endanger our country and the P… https://t.co/yqcNV2ey9c
8/12
2019
It’s infuriating that survivors of Epstein’s sexual abuse won’t have the opportunity to confront him in court. The… https://t.co/YtTt9B9bXTWon’t it be nice when we have a President who actually does their job instead of spending their time patrolling the… https://t.co/FSY5OBEamh
8/11
2019
Since then we've seen more than 2100 mass shootings. We cannot afford to wait any longer to take action and stop this madness.I can't stop thinking about how we haven't seriously debated gun safety measures on the Senate floor in more than 6… https://t.co/EpO58Q8qMZ
8/10
2019
If you're feeling mad, sad, and worried about the state of our country, here's something: In 90 days, 100+ strong D… https://t.co/etRbODnXMn
8/7
2019
“…just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power,… https://t.co/bzsORPYwfq
8/6
2019
Earlier this year @SenatorDurbin and I introduced the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act to help federal law enforce… https://t.co/kflePlob3PAny President should recognize that this is a national emergency and demand Congress take action. But this Presiden… https://t.co/gqgFDRr4a6We’re still reeling from the shooting in Texas, and now we also pray for the those in Ohio who are grieving immense… https://t.co/rGeP2szwDzDayton. El Paso. Mass shootings are a regular event in America. And so many are driven by a toxic mix of hatred and… https://t.co/8abt4vlu1w
8/4
2019
I’m praying for the city of El Paso and every person impacted by today’s shooting. And I’m demanding that we vote o… https://t.co/gIlDtaDq4q
8/3
2019
In 1987, I said “murder is wrong in the gulag, in Afghanistan, in Soweto, in the mountains of Guatemala, in Fairfax… https://t.co/aHpZjWnavHI’ve so hoped to use the phrase Madame President in everyday conversation. Now I get to. https://t.co/syhg51S24u
8/1
2019
Nothing says “We’re open to diplomacy” like sanctioning another country’s chief diplomat... The Trump Amateur Hour… https://t.co/liSKCB5b2AThe House has passed bills to address the gun violence that plagues our communities. They’re sitting untouched in t… https://t.co/wU1uM2CeO7
7/31
2019
This is just the latest evidence in a continuous and alarming pattern of corruption. Every new piece of information… https://t.co/qUK9whBPBd
7/29
2019
The work @AHouseElPaso is doing is nothing short of miraculous. They've helped 150,000 people in need over the past… https://t.co/EMpx1aSDIBAt Casa Del Refugiado, a shelter run by @AHouseElPaso for migrant and refugee families, I saw murals painted by loc… https://t.co/zqmK72G0HDWe ought to be using a definition of family that includes those people — because if you define family the way I do,… https://t.co/TLXZ6BaQ4xAnother problem we heard about today: The narrow definition of family that’s used at the border is only parents and… https://t.co/U2A82tC026The idea that we would send people back to dangerous places to wait for asylum claims is just another example of th… https://t.co/MrokL8jZlCI asked a father earlier today what he wanted for his future. He broke down in tears after he told me he just didn’… https://t.co/gBuLXKPjWAThey told me that their communities at home were filled with drugs and violence, and they feared for their children… https://t.co/pUpqo3qkZJToday at the El Paso border station, I spoke with 4 families - 3 dads and 1 mom, each with children - and I heard a… https://t.co/M0Vwl6CdUtI'm about to tour the El Paso Border Station and the Clint Border Station. My goal is to talk directly with migrant… https://t.co/zcITFMBep2
7/26
2019
I’m visiting this border station in Clint, Texas tomorrow with @maziehirono, and we will be demanding answers about… https://t.co/CcE1tjbCpY
7/25
2019
What. Do. They. Have. On. Him??? https://t.co/enNGUJ8THlMy take on today's hearings: Grave misconduct by President Trump was detailed in Mueller's report. Now it's been de… https://t.co/M2d1QtKGZ5
7/24
2019
Noted. https://t.co/EMr3Zl7a2F"He also insists — contrary to most evidence — that the Chinese are paying the import taxes." Translation: the Pre… https://t.co/2o5dKlL4PYAfter the tragic 9/11 attacks, Congress established programs to support heroic first responders and other survivors… https://t.co/YFePSQmIkS
7/23
2019
Mueller's report confirmed that Russia "interfered in the 2016 presidential election in sweeping and systematic fas… https://t.co/TzbUfDwXZh
7/22
2019
It’s been 50 years since the world first saw that giant leap forward — I remember my brothers and I gathering aroun… https://t.co/WoSwF94G55
7/20
2019
Temperatures are expected to soar to dangerous levels throughout the weekend. Follow official advice to stay hydrat… https://t.co/TwR3WwJzX3
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7/19
2019
$7.25 an hour is not a livable wage, period. No American working a full-time job should be living in poverty, but m… https://t.co/UvdtHhHUPWBipartisan majorities in both the House and Senate were clear: DON'T sell weapons to Saudi Arabia—weapons that in a… https://t.co/wEVq9WYx7P
7/18
2019
I just sent a letter calling on the FBI to open an investigation into the Saudi government’s brutal murder of Virgi… https://t.co/LHo1Xvcvc3NEW exclu: Senator Tim Kaine Calls on FBI to Open Khashoggi Investigation https://t.co/esy1sQweqy
Retweeted by Tim KaineSad news about the passing of Johnny Clegg. If you ever saw his band live, you will never forget the experience. “O… https://t.co/SgI4MTQW7u
7/17
2019
The EEOC cites “go back to where you came from” as a classic form of discrimination that violates civil rights. The… https://t.co/MWGz1CxTkE
7/16
2019
The President starts mass deportations today. It’s also Woody Guthrie’s birthday, who protested cruel deportations… https://t.co/1QMQd6eReSThis President sits exactly at the nexus of cruelty and incompetence, and we’ve got to do everything we can to stan… https://t.co/TLH77kdo45
7/14
2019
#KnowYourRights - please share. https://t.co/Wgc6D4r7zr
7/13
2019
Trump can’t launch a unilateral war with Iran. The House affirmed that today and a majority of Senators agree. We n… https://t.co/QdU0IIjP3wThis visit was out of this world. 😎 https://t.co/xG5czi4lqXAcosta was never fit to serve in the Cabinet — his departure is the right thing for our country. Now it’s time to f… https://t.co/ZYk3jik92C
7/12
2019
"I am afraid every day for the life of my daughter." Kids like Josephine and Jack—born with preexisting condition… https://t.co/cmqFHCewB1
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7/11
2019
The young girls who survived Epstein's abuse had the right to decide for themselves whether to testify against thei… https://t.co/48s8D9PwNbAcosta is trying to defend the indefensible. He put a monstrous predator above survivors of sexual abuse, and he’s got to go — period..@timkaine and I called on DOJ to publicly release the findings of its investigation into Acosta's sweetheart deal… https://t.co/6HkZokEc3z
Retweeted by Tim Kaine
7/10
2019
I don’t feel “very badly” for a guy who cut a sweetheart deal for a serial predator. I grieve for dozens of young w… https://t.co/DhJ89fXlBkShameful. Republicans in Richmond have decided preventing gun violence wasn’t even worth two full hours of debate.… https://t.co/Z9UFrSVXj5The ACA has meant the difference between life and death for many across the country. Today, lawyers representing th… https://t.co/bJ6565LSfbWATCH: Sen. Tim Kaine: Labor Secretary Alex Acosta "needs to go." #inners https://t.co/xKICOWK4LG
Retweeted by Tim Kaine
7/9
2019
Acosta must go. He handed a sweetheart deal to a serial sexual predator. Survivors of Epstein’s abuse have been den… https://t.co/gYOYXQNAqAThis was true when I tweeted it in 2010 and it's true today. Nine years and two more @USWNT World Cup titles later,… https://t.co/5gyrsUmEtKHow can we hear things like this and still refuse to make our communities safer? In the special legislative session… https://t.co/yDr7Q3evyYAn elementary school teacher in Charlottesville told me she keeps a file cabinet by her classroom door so she can k… https://t.co/F4KiJfCUtf
7/8
2019
World champs AGAIN!! Huge congratulations to @USWNT. The USA is so proud! https://t.co/V2XZlhzIVvOne more for the red, white, and blue... we’re all behind you, @USWNT! https://t.co/vqynu2XRm4
7/7
2019
Wishing everyone across Virginia and America a happy and safe Independence Day! https://t.co/aBTn2fV9BT
7/4
2019
@ChrisMurphyCT Glad to hear it! With the recent rise in middle and high school students using e-cigarettes, we’ve g… https://t.co/enxH7EdWn9
7/1
2019
In 72 hours, Trump has managed to abdicate any responsibility to address the climate crisis, pushed foreign leaders… https://t.co/x2hfQ5adAd
6/30
2019
After a long Friday in the Senate, it sure is great to be out in McLean with a room FULL of fired up Democrats read… https://t.co/2aAfDlAIVa
6/29
2019
The Senate just sent a resounding message: a bipartisan majority supported my & @timkaine's amendment to prevent an… https://t.co/V4nO7azaGc
Retweeted by Tim KaineWith this President, we’ve got to put up every guardrail and check we possibly can. I am going to keep pushing Cong… https://t.co/GAeTlnr6KZA bipartisan majority of the Senate supported our amendment to prevent President Trump from starting an illegal war… https://t.co/jjT5Z7ZgaoIt’s barely 7 am, and voting has been open for two hours on my amendment with @SenatorTomUdall that prohibits war w… https://t.co/XfkX6XgqAa
6/28
2019
A war with Iran would be a colossal mistake.This is an un-democratic decision. I’m disappointed the Supreme Court will allow partisan gerrymandering to continu… https://t.co/DZ5vnePjGC
6/27
2019
The Constitution is clear: It's up to Congress to declare war. No president can unilaterally start a war. Call yo… https://t.co/YEErMP61MmWith this amendment, we have an opportunity to prevent President Trump from dragging us into an unnecessary war in… https://t.co/gbAA0N1Nlq
6/26
2019
We need to debate and vote on the issue of Iran. If we don’t take this opportunity, and we turn a blind eye to the… https://t.co/Y3TW4s8qrPStarting with our amendment to the defense bill ensuring no funds will be spent on a war with Iran unless Congress… https://t.co/nPAg19e1InLast week we were within 10 minutes of launching missile strikes against Iran. Yesterday the President said he did… https://t.co/2sEWP9tTQEPresident Trump told us, "We're gonna get drug prices so far lower... your head will spin." That's not happening.… https://t.co/a93wYhrsN9Ha! The feeling is mutual, @AnneHolton. -Your uber fan https://t.co/RzNJd0kzzrThis is a lie — and shows exactly why Congress needs to debate any war with Iran. https://t.co/9eRlSjUba4
6/25
2019
It would be a complete dereliction of duty if Congress fails to debate this. Republican leadership shouldn’t hide u… https://t.co/E2qhsGvp8BThe lack of compassion from our White House is enormously frightening. We absolutely must have Congressional hearin… https://t.co/KpurGiP69R
6/24
2019
Israel and Saudi Arabia are standing behind US campaign against Iranian aggression. Why is this a US campaign? We d… https://t.co/y7TiidneNr
6/22
2019
I’m glad to be a part of @taylorswift13’s @Change petition in support of the Equality Act — nearly 400,000 folks ha… https://t.co/G1DXHq4kejLast night was too close of a call. Congress needs to do its job and pass my amendment to prevent unnecessary war w… https://t.co/hLalpOaHK7
6/21
2019

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