Virginia Senator and Hillary Clinton’s choice for Vice President during the 2016 election Tim Kaine has once again made headlines, but this time it’s his son stealing the spotlight after getting arrested for assaulting Trump supporters.
Linwood Michael Kaine, age 24 and who goes by the name Woody Kaine, was one of 5 people arrested in Minnesota over the weekend for harassing a crowd of about 300 Trump supporters at a local March4Trump rally in St. Paul, only a short distance from Minneapolis.
Woody Kaine, who lives in Minneapolis, was arrested and booked by local authorities after taking part in a protest movement that turned into a “riot” against Trump supporters participating in a rally. Kaine was allegedly part of a group of protesters who lit off fireworks at the Capitol building in Minneapolis.
The second son of Tim Kaine was held in the Ramsey County Jail until being released on Tuesday, but his charges are still under investigation. It reportedly took three officers to subdue Woody Kaine, as he resisted the first officer who attempted to detain him, which resulted in additional police entering the fray and pepper spraying Kaine.
Although Woody was pepper sprayed and taken to the ground by the officer, he continued to resist, and the police stated they “deployed a knee strike” to gain his cooperation, which finally resulted in the officers securing Kaine’s hands behind his back.
It’s not clear whether Kaine will face charges over the incident. CNN reported that Kaine, 24, “was held in the Ramsey County Jail on suspicion of second-degree rioting but was released” and the incident is still under investigation.
The St. Paul Pioneer Press reported that Kaine, who lives in Minneapolis, “resisted arrest when confronted by officers outside the Capitol grounds.” (Tim Kaine is a native of St. Paul, Minnesota, according to the newspaper.)
Police told the Pioneer Press of Linwood Kaine: “The officer was able to get ahold of Mr. Kaine, but he got up, squared off with the officer and the officer tried to take him to the ground again.” He was then sprayed with pepper spray and “was taken to the ground, but continued to resist, at which point another officer deployed a knee strike to get him to cooperate with the officers and put his hands behind his back,” police said, according to the Minnesota newspaper.
As you might expect, the other 5 anti-Trump protesters who were arrested along with Woody appear in a similar states of dishevelment, looking widely unkempt and oddly enough all having longer hair, although not as long as Woody’s.
And then we have the ringleader of these anti-Trump protesters, Woody Kaine.
Woody and the protesters reportedly clashed with Trump supporters and used air horns, whistles, chants and smoke bombs to try and disrupt the peaceful March4Trump gathering.
It took three cops and a chemical spray to subdue the youngest son of U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s 2016 running mate, Saturday after he was identified as one of the counter-protesters who allegedly used fireworks to disrupt a rally in support of President Donald Trump at the Minnesota State Capitol.
Linwood Michael Kaine, 24, and four others were arrested on suspicion of second-degree riot after the “March 4 Trump” rally in St. Paul; a sixth person was cited for disorderly conduct. Counter-protesters clashed with Trump supporters in the Capitol rotunda after they disrupted the proceedings with air horns, whistles and chants. At one point, someone set off a smoke bomb.
The apple certainly doesn’t fall far from the tree, and Woody’s father Tim Kaine issued a statement to CNN saying, “We love that our three children have their own views and concerns about current political issues. They fully understand the responsibility to express those concerns peacefully.”
I have a feeling that the Kaine children’s own political views closely resemble the family environment they’ve been brought up in, and continue to be influenced by, which in turn resulted in Woody being unable to control his rage towards citizens with opposing political opinions.
Tim Kaine and Anne have three children: sons Nat and Woody and daughter Annella. All three attended Richmond public schools. According to NBC News, Nat Kaine, 26, is a Marine and Annella studies at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Here is a family photo of the Kaine’s, in which you can see Woody long before he took on an angry anti-Trump social justice warrior look.
I predict Woody Kaine has a long and productive future ahead of him attacking innocent Trump supporters, disrupting peaceful rallies and joining fascist groups like ANTIFA in order to suppress free speech.