Kaine Calls Russian Interference in U.S. Election an Act of War

Apr 23, 2018

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine spoke to a private audience at the University of Virginia over the weekend, making some surprising claims about Russia and former President Obama. 

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine called Russian interference in American elections an act of war and said this country needs to respond forcefully.
Credit University of Virginia

Virginia’s Senator Tim Kaine is calling Russian interference in U.S. elections an act of war and urging our leaders to strike back against serious cyber attacks by our enemies.

“They know we have the capacity, but they don’t fear us because we haven’t demonstrated the intent to use it to go after them if they do things, and they have to fear our response.  That’s what deterrence is,” he explains.

Ironically, Kaine blames a president from his own party for failing to stop fake news and hacking into state boards of election.

“One of the tragedies of the 2016 election in my view is the administration saw it happening and chose not to vigorously act,” he told a private audience in the Dome Room of UVA's Rotunda.

Now, he says, the nation must allow Robert Mueller to finish his investigation so we understand fully what the Russians did and can perhaps prevent future attacks.