Former Republican presidential candidate and Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee shared his thoughts on Tim Kaine, Democratic bet Hillary Clinton's choice for vice president.
In Huckabee's opinion, Kaine should be lauded for his Christian faith but criticised for his pro-abortion stance. "Let's be clear, Tim Kaine is definitely a liberal. And even though he says he's personally against abortion, he still always governs with a pro-abortion vote," Huckabee tells Fox News, adding that he doesn't know "what that's supposed to mean."
Huckabee also says he's gotten to know Kaine personally, and he likes him because he is "a genuine guy" and "an honourable guy." After Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, Kaine was "part of a group that went down there and painted houses for the group from Habitat Humanity."
He appreciates that Kaine went to help not just for a photo op. Thus, Huckabee can say with certainty that Kaine's "faith is real."
The Democratic party should appreciate Kaine's "authenticity," continues Huckabee, because the same cannot be said of Clinton.
"That's good because there's not much authenticity about Hillary. So in many ways, he is the polar opposite of Hillary. He does actually believe what he says. He's not somebody who puts away his faith when it's inconvenient for him," says Huckabee.
When Clinton introduced her running mate last Saturday, she praised Kaine for being "everything that Donald Trump and [vice presidential bet] Mike Pence are not."
However, Trump's senior advisor said that picking someone who is "the clearest contrast against the Trump-Pence ticket" is not a good thing.
"If you think Crooked Hillary and Corrupt Kaine are going to change anything in Washington, it's just the opposite. It's only fitting that Hillary Clinton would select an ethically challenged insider like Tim Kaine who's personally benefited from the rigged system," senior Trump communications advisor Jason Miller tells CNN.