Democracy For America says Kaine bank letter “should be disqualifying” for VP candidate
Yesterday, Zach Carter at the Huffington Post broke the news that, while campaigning for the 2016 VP slot, Senator Tim Kaine had recently signed on to a letter calling on Fed. Chairwoman Yellen and others calling for bank deregulation.
Here's a response from Democracy for America's Charles Chamberlain on the Sen. Kaine bank deregulation letter and what it means for his standing as a potential VP candidate:
"Let's be really clear: It should be disqualifying for any potential Democratic vice presidential candidate to be part of a lobbyist-driven effort to help banks dodge consumer protection standards and regulations designed to prevent banks from destroying our economy.
"Our presidential ticket cannot beat the billionaire bigot by simply being not-Donald Trump. To win in November, our ticket needs to have an unquestionably strong record in the fight against income inequality, one of the defining issues of the 2016 election.
"With his vote for fast track authority for the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership and this newly uncovered push for bank deregulation, making Senator Tim Kaine our vice presidential candidate could be potentially disastrous for our efforts to defeat Donald Trump this fall." -- Charles Chamberlain, Executive Director, Democracy for America