Wikileaks repeated their warning that they have a “surprise” for Tim Kaine on Sunday in response to a tweet from Meet the Press — but the vice presidential hopeful says that he isn’t worried.
The controversial organization first announced that they have a surprise for Kaine, as well as Democratic Party chairwoman Donna Brazile in a tweet on Thursday.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 20, 2016
The taunting continued on Sunday, prior to the release of part 16 of Clinton’s campaign chair John Podesta’s hacked emails. It came in response to Meet the Press quoting Kaine as saying; “the one about me is flat out incorrect,” regarding the Wikileaks releases.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 23, 2016
Kaine is shrugging off the threat however, and told The Associated Press on Saturday that he is just a “regular human being” and that there is nothing Wikileaks could release that he would be “overly embarrassed about.”
He stated that sending hostile emails is not his style, so he doesn’t think there will be any in the leak that could bite him.
“I would say it would not be my norm. I do have a temper so, I mean, I imagine I’ve got an email or two out there that people might find unusual,” Kaine said.
He also noted that thousands of emails from his time as the governor of Virginia have already been made public and there was nothing overly embarrassing.
“I’ve been very good in my political life of not letting people throw me off my game,” Kaine said.
When asked on Sunday’s edition of Meet the Press if it is fair for progressives to look at the released e-mails and have some doubts regarding Secretary Clinton’s electioneering switches, Kaine said that it isn’t fair because “this is a historic election.”
“I don’t think so. This is a historic election if we’re able to win, it will be America, you know, moving one step closer to our equality ideal. Making history, which is what we do, and that should be a cause for excitement,” Kaine said. “Look, we are all going to have to come together, Democrats, Republicans and Independents, because the nation has serious challenges that we have to tackle together.”