Leveraging some of the name recognition he managed to amass as a shoe-in to be the next vice president of the United States, Sen. Tim Kaine is asking his Twitter followers to click over to his campaign website and sign his petition.
Seeing as his running mate isn’t going to be working in the Oval Office but hiking the woods outside Chappaqua indefinitely, Kaine has decided he’s concerned that proper checks be put on any president, including Donald Trump.
Sign your name if you think no president, including Trump, should be able to go to war without a vote in Congress https://t.co/rcrvmL53O4
— Senator Tim Kaine (@timkaine) November 29, 2016
That sounds like a great idea … why hasn’t the United States had something like that in place before?
— Renae Pearce (@naenae61_grp) November 29, 2016
@timkaine why should a president go to congress now. The current president never did. Executive orders, my friend.
— Bruce (@brucefromva) November 29, 2016
@timkaine this tweet would of been more honest and made much more sense before you lost the election.
— Емилито (@EmilitoAtanez) November 29, 2016
@timkaine problem is u must advocate against executive overreach while your party is in power, 2 years ago this was a brave tweet not now
— The East Shores (@TheEastShore) November 29, 2016
@timkaine concerned all of a sudden with the constitution now, since a republican is going into the White House, eh?
— Cromwell (@lexrexinstitute) November 29, 2016
@timkaine in other words, have president follow the law. That's a novel idea lately isn't it?
— Troy Podoll (@tpodoll1) November 30, 2016
But a "Kinetic Military Action" like Obama did…
That would still be totally acceptable without Congress, right?
— Bert Difig (@BertDifig1) November 29, 2016
@timkaine How about kinetic military action? Does that now count as war? Congress abdicated their powers to the President, too bad for them.
— Gouverneur Morris (@Gubna_Morris) November 29, 2016
@timkaine Tim, was this your position before or after you and HRC lost the election?
— Raylan Givens (@RazorbackFan19) November 29, 2016
— Gerard Cunningham (@faduda) November 29, 2016
@timkaine Senator? Can you link to the same tweet you sent out prior to our 2011 intervention in Libya? You know, to show your consistency?
— Jim (@Ifitsthisname) November 29, 2016
@timkaine Libya?????what was your vote again?
— Jack Griffin (@flamingtoad) November 29, 2016
When did Obama have Congress vote on Libya? https://t.co/qnqDdXHnbv
— jon gabriel (@exjon) November 29, 2016
@timkaine can you show where you pushed this same rhetoric in the Obama years? Especially since he actually DID this?
— Jim (@WontComply) November 30, 2016
@timkaine let me help you with that: War Powers Act 50 U.S.C. 1541–1548. You might talk to your running mate about Libya however.
— Gene Burrus (@geneburrus) November 29, 2016
Where were you when Hussein and his Pantsuit Messiah secretary of state bypassed congress to destroy Libya?
— Gregory Vance (@TheGregoryVance) November 29, 2016
@timkaine Hi Mr.Kaine, can you tell me exactly when our congress voted to go to war in Yemen?
— peppercats ? (@_peppercats) November 29, 2016
@timkaine To which of Obama's seven (7) countries where his administration has taken military action did you similarly object.
— Razor (@hale_razor) November 29, 2016
@timkaine You do know that Obama has bombed seven countries since he took office, right? I guess that's not war?
— TaxesAreTheft (@2Pats2) November 29, 2016
@timkaine which stage of denial are you in?
— notsoicelady (@myicelady) November 29, 2016
@timkaine My God, man. Just shut up! You held Obama to ZERO accountability. What a hack you are!
— Stephen (@SteveCrawford5) November 29, 2016
@timkaine Why are you still talking.
— Ben (@BenFaught) November 29, 2016
Maybe he picked up the whole talking habit while he was sharing a ride on Hillary’s campaign bus.
you're no longer relevant @timkaine
— Scrappy (@scrappy_neu) November 29, 2016
— Hanki Storini (@vernunftAS) November 29, 2016
Just sign it to cheer the guy up … it’s just a petition, not the law.
@timkaine I tried but it asks for a contribution. Not interested.
— Dan McVay (@dmcvay18) November 29, 2016