A visibly angry Kaine vowed to keep LeBlanc, a longtime friend, as a powerful but informal adviser during the remainder of his four-year term. And he warned Republican leaders that their decision to reject LeBlanc will have lasting consequences in their relationship."They have taken a huge leap, way past any degree of partisanship that's ever been shown in this commonwealth, and they have decided that Washington-style, McCarthy-style politics is what they want to practice here in the House of Delegates," Kaine said after a House committee signaled the Republicans' intentions by voting 13 to 8 against the nomination Tuesday morning. "And they are going to regret it."
"Tim Kaine just can’t seem to get over 2016, but for the good of our country, he must put his anger and disappointment behind him. It’s time for him to stop lashing out at President Trump, and start working with him to support our troops and ensure that he has the counsel he needs.” — Garren Shipley, RNC spokesman
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