Transcript: Hillary Clinton announces Tim Kaine as VP pick

Over and over again he has had the courage to stand up to the gun lobby in their own back yard. After the horrible Virginia Tech shooting, he signed an executive order to keep guns out of the hands of those who were deemed severely mentally ill. And he has fought for common-sense gun from across the country, as we saw just a few weeks ago when he joined the 15-hour Senate filibuster asking that we get those reforms done.

So when I say he’s a progressive who likes to get things done, I mean it.  He’s not afraid to take on special interests, whether he’s calling for tough regulations on payday lending, or fighting back against a tax on Planned Parenthood and defending a woman’s right to make our own health decisions. Tim has led on some of the most important issues facing our country, from voting rights to LGBT equality – to criminal justice reform to comprehensive immigration reform.

Now, after last week, I probably don’t need to say this, but I will.  This is one of the most consequential elections in our lifetimes. When someone says, ‘I alone can fix it,’ – that should set off alarm bells in not just Democrats’ minds, but Republicans, independents, people of all ages and backgrounds.  That is not a democracy. I said yesterday in Tampa, we fought a revolution because we didn’t want one man making all the decisions for us. And besides, it is just nonsense.  No one does anything alone.

We don’t have a one-person military.  We don’t have a one-person teaching corps.  We don’t have one doctor and one nurse who fixes everything, do we? We work together.  That is what has traditionally set us apart from places that have turned to single leaders, despots, dictators, authoritarians, who have promised people, ‘I can fix it alone.’  You know what that says about us?  That somehow we’re helpless?  We can’t do this work that needs to be done in America ourselves?  That we can’t reach out to one another?  That we can’t make the economy work for everyone, not just those at the top? I reject that.  I reject that.  And next week, starting on Monday in Philadelphia, you’re going to see a very different kind of vision.

So I wanted to come here to Miami.  I wanted to come here to introduce you to the person that I just can’t think of anybody better to have by my side on the campaign trail, in the White House.  Together we are going to take on the challenges that are hurting Americans.  We are going to give the middle class a raise.  We are going to give tax relief to working families to help with the rising costs of raising kids.  We are going to create more good jobs. We’re to make sure every child in America has the chance to live up to his or her God-given potential.

So please, join us.  Join us.  Take out your phone right now.  Text ‘join’ to 47246 or go to hillaryclinton.com because we are hiring organizers right here in Florida right now. So be involved in every way that you can because together we’re going to win this election and move our country forward.

Please join me in welcoming the next vice president, my friend, Senator Tim Kaine!”


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