Tim Kaine's Son Arrested at Pro-Trump Rally

'Some force' required to bring Linwood Michael Kaine into custody in St. Paul, Minn.
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 8, 2017 9:17 AM CST

Tim Kaine's youngest son probably wouldn't have gotten arrested had his dad fared better in the November election, and not exactly because of the privilege of the vice presidency: The Pioneer Press reports that six people were arrested or cited Saturday at a "March 4 Trump" rally of about 400 in St. Paul, Minn., and 24-year-old Linwood Michael Kaine was one of them. The younger Kaine was arrested on suspicion of second-degree rioting at the state Capitol, where cops say a group of 50 or so anti-Trump protesters raised a ruckus by blaring air horns, being verbally disruptive, setting off fireworks, and even a smoke bomb that reportedly hit a 61-year-old woman in the head when it was thrown into the crowd.

A St. Paul police rep says "some force" was needed to haul "Woody" Kaine to the Ramsey County jail. He wasn't charged, nor were the others, though the St. Paul city attorney is looking into whether any misdemeanors are warranted. Kaine was released Tuesday morning while the case is further investigated. Per WCCO, the Minnesota Republican Party put out a statement Monday blaming Democrats for "coordinating disruption and violence" both during the election and afterward. The senator, meanwhile, issued his own statement to the Press, noting he and his wife "love that our three children have their own views and concerns about current political issues," adding his kids know well how to "express those concerns peacefully." (Tim Kaine once ran for his Senate seat against a cat.)

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