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clinton in the fall. one of the tremendous ironies is that the real threat, both the electionhreat to the of secretary clinton rather than donald trump, we believe, there is substantial evidence is by corporate vicea president of candidate who will be sitting duck for the phony, racist, xenophobic, nativist, populism of donald trump. who like demagogues from time immemorial is claimed to be for the little guy in the little aligningle actually -- with the big money and in this case fascist state interest. and mentalities. so i think that secretary clinton rather than trying to blame us for exercising our first amendment right to respond to her suppressive tactics and
heard i further towards corporate wall street. she tried to interview her campaign both on the convention floor and for the next few months with genuine economic populism of a progressive variety. what should really be a change for her. just an something from so many conversations we've had with so many delegates there certainly was enthusiasm for putting a elizabeth warren on the ticket. there's no doubt. sherrod brown as well. secretary paris as well. a veryas apparently different set of finalists from secretary clinton.
we might be just about done. other any journalists -- >> to quickly follow on that . do you need people to say yes i will accept a data putting the name of the nomination. >> the question is, do we need the consent from a potential vice presidential candidate contender before putting the name of two nomination. greeting the dnc rules, we do need a sign off from that person . in 1968, from the convention floor, at that contentious convention, julian bond's name was placed in nomination and he emerged explaining the constitutionally he was not qualified because he was under 35 years old and whoever we choose to nominate, not only will consent, but will be over
35 years old, i can assure you that. since 1988, the vice presidential nomination had even though there has been several times when there were other candidates who had petitioned which would allow them to be put on the ballot. how are you going to react when they do it again this week. >> the question is saying, since 1988, there has always been acclamation votes for the vice presidential selection of the presidential nominee if i understand your question correctly. how would we respond if that happens again? first we intend that this does go forward and you will know more tomorrow our briefing at 10:30 p.m. -- 10:30 a.m.. we intend to go through all of
the rules two. all the as and cross all of the teeth of the dnc regulations and if the party or debbied -- wasserman schultz wants to indicate they've turned over a new leaf after the exposure of their e-mails, then they concern the follow the letter of the rules, we intend to hold into this rules. i think we are upset. i look forward to seeing you at the briefing tomorrow and thank you very much for being here. >> one last thing. i'm from colorado. i am not a delegate. i wanted to make sure you all knew that.
>> there you have supporters of senator bernie sanders having their say one day before the democratic national convention begins in philadelphia. senator bernie sanders going so far today as to say the dnc chair debbie wasserman schultz should step down. he made that comment on abc's this week. those comments, the aftermath of several thousand e-mails being released by wikileaks that allegedly showed dnc staffers -- staffers plotting against and disregarding sanders presidential campaign. senator sanders was quoted as saying we need a democratic party that is open that is bringing working people into the party. i don't believe that debbie wasserman schultz is the person to be able to do that. look now live at the wells fargo center. this is where the convention starts tomorrow and just like
the gop convention, we have every minute of the democrats live right here on c-span and you can also do some on our c-span radio app or view video-on-demand at c-span.org. our live coverage begins later today with philadelphia city officials about an hour from now talking about preparations ahead of that convention. we will have a live at 1230 eastern right here on c-span. after that we will take you inside the wells fargo center. we'll get a preview of what to expect over the next four days in philadelphia. and before we get all of that going, let's take you back to yesterday where we saw hillary clinton formally introduced virginia senator tim kaine as her running mate. that is just a couple of days for the convention starts. senator kaine elected to the senate in 2012, prior to that he was governor of virginia and chair of the democratic national committee. this event in miami is an hour. if you are in trouble, i will be there on the double
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miami! [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: i am so excited and grateful to be here with all of you! [cheers and applause] i must say after everything we have just seen as a republican convention this past week, being here with you on this beautiful day is truly like a breath of fresh air. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: when i looked out at all of you, and you know what i see? i see america's future. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: instead of the fear and anger and the resentment, the lack of any solution to help
working families get ahead, or to keep our country safe, i sense the confidence and optimism that we are stronger together, and we are going to make that future better. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: donald trump may think america is in decline, but he's wrong. america's best days are still ahead of us, my friends. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: i know that no one we americans all problems together.
if donald doesn't understand that, he doesn't understand america. i know that no one does anything all alone. and part of our challenge is to make sure we do work together. i am looking forward to working with your elected officials. i want to thank senator bill nelson who was with me yesterday in orlando and tampa. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: i want to thank congresswoman debbie wasserman schultz. [cheers and applause] i'm looking forward to working with her and congresswoman federica wilson.
and congressmen kelsie hastings. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: and i want to thank all of the elected officials from all levels of government who are here and supporting our campaign, and our vision for the country. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: now, next week in philadelphia, we will offer a very different vision for our country. one that is about building bridges, not walls. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: embracing the diversity that makes. our country great [cheers and applause] . [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: lifting each other up and standing together because there is nothing we cannot accomplish once we make up our minds. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: and that is why i am so thrilled to announce that my running mate is a man who
does not just share those values, he lives them. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: i have to say, i have to say that senator tim kaine is everything donald trump and mike pence are not. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: he is qualified to step into this job and lead on day one. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: he is a progressive who likes to get things done. [cheers and applause]
ms. clinton: that is just my kind of guy, tim. we both love in the midwest. we were raised by fathers who ran small businesses, and who taught us about the dignity of work, and the discipline of a job well done. and, in both of our families, faith was not something you talked about at church on sundays, it was a call to serve others in every way that we can. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: -- you get to know senator kaine, you will see, his lifelong commitment to social justice is a shining example of his faith and action. [cheers and applause]
ms. clinton: do know, during law school, when his fellow -- he took time off to work with missionaries in honduras. [cheers and applause ms. clinton: and after he graduated from harvard law school, he could've done anything, but instead, he chose to become a civil rights lawyer. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: one of his first cases was a pro bono case representing a woman who was denied an apartment because she was african-american. [boos] ms. clinton: so, while tim was taking on housing discrimination and homelessness, donald trump
was denying apartments do people who were african-american. [boos] he is still fighting those battles today. serving as a nonpartisan city councilmember, and then the mayor of richmond, virginia. he worked hard to bridge racial divides. he built the first new schools in a generation and helped turn that struggling city around. and as governor of virginia, he led the commonwealth through the worst financial crisis in a generation. what did he do? he brought democrats and republicans together to protect programs that working families count on. [cheers and applause]
and while mike pence education funding -- will mike pence slashed education funding in indiana and give more tax cuts to the wealthy, tim kaine cut his own salary, and invested in education from free play through -- in education from pre-ka to college and beyond. [cheers and applause] and by the time tie tim left office, more kids were enrolled in early education programs. [cheers and applause] and then as a united states senator, tim has used his position on the foreign relations and armed services committees to stand up for our
veterans and our values and our men and women in uniform, and our security. [cheers and applause] now, there is no doubt in my mind, because i am here with him. [laughter] that tim is so qualified to be vice president and, as i have said many times, the most important qualification when you are trying to make this really big choice, is can this person stiffened to be president? -- this person served to be president? the people who know him best have known to give him promotion and that is because -- [applause] that is because he fights for the people he represents and lee delivers real results. i can't
wait for all of you to get to know him the way that i have. the proud father of three grown-up kids. who have their own lives and are making their own contributions, including serving our country. [cheers and applause] a loving husband of a brilliant wife, who -- [applause] is a great fighter for progressive causes in her own right. the leader who cares more about making a difference than making headlines. [applause] and make moves -- and make no mistake, behind that smile, tim also has a backbone of steel. just ask the nra. [cheers and applause]
over and over again, he has had the courage to stand up to the gun lobby in their own backyard. [cheers and applause] 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. [cheers and applause] and he has fought for common sense gun reform across the country, as we saw just a few weeks ago, when he joined the 15th hour senate filibuster asking that we get those reforms done. [cheers and
applause] so, when i say he is a progressive who likes to get things done, i mean it's. -- i mean it. he is not afraid to take on special interest. whether he's going for tough regulations on payday lending or fighting back against attacks on planned parenthood, and defending women's rights to make our own health decisions. [cheers and applause] tim hazmat on some of the most important issues facing our country -- tim has made some important decisions on issues facing our country. from voting rights to lgbt equality, to criminal justice reform to comprehensive immigration reform. [cheers and applause] 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 lifetime. when someone says, i alone can fix it. [boos] that should set off alarm bells, not just democrats' minds, republicans, democrats -- republicans, independents, and people of all ages. that is not a democracy. [cheers and applause] i said yesterday in tampa, we fought a revolution because we did not want one man making all the decisions for us. [cheers and applause]
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 core. we don't have one doctor and one nurse who fixes everything, do we? we work together. that has what traditionally sets us apart from places that have turned to single leaders, dictators, authoritarians, who are promised people, i can fix it alone. do you know what that says about us? that somehow we are helpless and we cannot do the work that needs to be done in america ourselves, and cannot reach out to one another, and economic the economy work for everyone, not just those at the top. [cheers and applause]
i reject that. i reject that. and next week, starting on monday in philadelphia, we are going to see a very different kind of vision. [cheers and applause] [chanting "usa" i i wanted to come here to miami and introduce you to the person who 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 get the middle
class a raise. we are going to give tax relief for working families with the rising cost of raising kids. we are going to make sure every child in america has the chance to live up to his or her god-given potential. [cheers and applause] so please, join us, take out your phone right now and text joy -- or go to hillaryclinton.com because we are hiring organizers right now in florida. be involved in every way that you can because together, we are going to win this election and move our country forward. please join me in welcoming the next vice president, my friend, senator tim kaine! [cheers and applause]
and we are going to be -- [cheers and applause] i am grateful to the country who has given me so much. i am grateful to all of you floridians, virginians, all americans for their hearts into this wonderful, wonderful campaign. [cheers and applause] and today, like every day, i am especially grateful to my wife, ann. i love you, honey. and to my three beautiful kids. i am the luckiest dad, and the luckiest husband in the world. [cheers and applause] [applause] this is been quite a week for me, and believe it or not, to become hillary clinton's running mate, that is not the only thing
on my mind this week. ann and i have three kids. our oldest son is here today with his fiancee. he is a primary and. [applause] and in just a few days, he is deploying to europe to uphold america's commitment to our nato allies. [applause] for me, this drives home the stakes in this election. nearly 2 million men and women put their lives on the line for this country as active duty, as reservists, as guard members. they deserve a commander in chief with the experience and the temperament to lead. [applause] what does donald
trump say about these americans, the 2 millions? he calls them a disaster, and just this week, donald trump said as president, he would consider turning america's back on our decade-old commitment to our allies. and all of you remember months ago when he said about us and it call the, john mccain, that he was not a hero because he had been captured and was a prisoner of war, and he wants to be commander in chief? was service members are out there on the front lines, -- with service members out there on the frontlines, this is an open invitation for vladimir putin to
just roll on in. even a lot of republicans say that is terrible dangerous. >> crazy! mr. kaine: ok, i am hiring for the speech writing team. when donald trump says he has your back, you had better watch out. with his so-called university, he leaves a trail of broken promises and wrecked lives wherever he goes. we cannot afford to let him do the same things to our country, and, folks, we do not have to because hillary clinton is the direct opposite of donald trump. [applause]