Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia on Wednesday night accepted the Democratic Vice Presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention (DNC).
Addressing on the second day of the ongoing DNC, Kaine said, “I humbly accept my party’s nomination to be Vice President of the US…. And can I be honest about something? I never expected to be here”.
A day after making Hillary Clinton the first female major party presidential candidate in US history, delegates to the DNC approved her Vice President pick by voice vote in a departure from the usual protocol.
“Folks, you cannot believe one word that comes out of Donald Trump’s mouth,” Kaine said. “Our nation, it is just too great to put it in the hands of a slick-talking, empty-promising, self-promoting, one-man wrecking crew.”
Amid a mix of applause and protests, the chair declared the motion approved with the support of two-thirds of the 4,763 delegates, EFE news reported.
Kaine, 58, was mayor of Richmond and Virginia governor before being elected to the Senate, where he served on the Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees.
He is fluent in Spanish and has worked with missionaries in Honduras.