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Tim Kaine Apologizes for Slavery, Panders to Black Lives Matter at Baltimore Speech

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Democratic vice-presidential nominee Tim Kaine told urban leaders meeting Thursday in Baltimore that a Hillary Clinton administration would focus on the deep social and economic challenges that confront cities, including a need to revamp the nation’s criminal justice system.

He received a robust round of applause for noting that Virginia formally apologized for the state’s role in slavery in 2007, when he was governor. That action was taken by the state’s legislature and did not require Kaine’s signature.

Kaine had offered a similar apology almost a decade earlier on behalf of the city of Richmond.

“If English lives in history matter, if Spanish lives in history matter, then African-American lives in history ought to matter to us, too,” Kaine said Thursday.

Later, Kaine met with Rep. Elijah E. Cummings of Baltimore for an unannounced lunch at L.P. Steamers in Locust Point. – READ MORE

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