“I’m so honored:” Democratic V.P. nominee Tim Kaine rallies supporters in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE — Hundreds of supporters turned out at Lakefront Brewery on Commerce Street in Milwaukee on Friday, August 5th for the opportunity to see Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine speak.
It was estimated between 500 and 1,000 supporters were in attendance when Kaine took to the podium outside of the brewery. Kaine spoke to the crowd about Hillary Clinton and job creation.
“We know him by ‘you’re fired,’ from his TV show and there’s a poetic justice to that. And when this campaign is over and he’s lost and we’ve forgotten everything else about the Trump candidacy, the two words we will remember about Donald Trump are, ‘you’re fired,'” said Kaine.
FOX6 News asked Kaine about reports that Donald Trump is expected to endorse Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan on Friday.
“I don’t get it. We’re talking about jobs and he’s fighting with people in his own party. That should tell the American public something,” said Kaine.
What about the division some Democrats felt who supported Bernie Sanders?
FOX6’s Myra Sanchick: “Do you expect a position for him in the new administration?”
Kaine: “You know I think that’s up to him and Hillary to talk about. He’s already talked about how excited he is to be back in the Senate.”
The senator got a chance to meet a few people from the crowd chosen to go back and have a beer or two at Lakefront.
“I’m so honored to be with you today. Let’s go out an make history for Hillary Clinton,” said Kaine.
This was Kaine’s first campaign stop in the battleground state of Wisconsin since becoming Clinton’s running mate.
Prior to giving his speech, Kaine took a brief tour of Lakefront Brewery. He checked out fermentation tanks and got a brief history of the brewery along the shores of the Milwaukee River.
Kaine admired an American flag-draped chalet used by the Milwaukee Brewers’ mascot Bernie Brewer in the old Milwaukee County Stadium. The chalet was moved to the brewery after it was replaced when the Brewers built Miller Park.
Kaine, a senator from Virginia, asked if Lakefront brews any kosher beers. Tour guide Dylan Mazurkiewicz told him it does. Kaine is Catholic. Reporters were led out of the tour before Kaine sampled any beer.