The 25-year-old son of Senator Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s pick for Vice President, has been sentenced for his role in an anti-Trump riot in 2017.
Linwood Michael “Woody” Kaine has been sentenced to one year of probation and ordered to pay $236 in fines and fees. He also received 90-days in jail, but 86 days of that sentence was stayed – meaning that he only had to serve the four days he already spent behind bars.
On March 4, 2017, 400 people attended a Trump rally at the Minnesota state capitol in St. Paul. Kaine, along with about 100 others, arrived as Antifa counter-protesters.
They quickly ignited a full-blown riot – setting off fireworks and smoke bombs inside the capitol building. Police arrested several rioters along with Kaine.
The Senator’s ne’er-do-well son faced three misdemeanors: concealing his identity, fleeing a peace officer by means other than a motor vehicle, and obstructing legal process/interfering with a peace officer. The first two charges were dropped, in exchange for a guilty plea for the latter.
According to the police report, Kaine tried to run after officers handcuffed him. He was pulled to the ground, and “continued to fight the officers on the ground, bucking and flaring his arms and legs.”
Senator Kaine’s office did their best to downplay the incident, saying via email: “While some were charged for disruptive activity at the rally, Woody behaved peacefully there and faced no such charges. He has pled guilty to a misdemeanor in connection with actions during an arrest after leaving the rally.”