Sen. Tim KaineTimothy Michael KaineBooker tries to find the right lane  Democrats scramble to contain Franken fallout  GOP campaign committees call on Democrats to return Franken donations MORE (D-Va.) said on Wednesday that he sometimes feels as if he’s living in an alternate reality since President Trump’s election.

“I wake up some mornings and it seems like the campaign was a dream, and I wake up other mornings and think I might be living through some alternate reality now,” the former Democratic vice presidential nominee said during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Hardball.”

The Virginia senator, who’s up for reelection in 2018, ran alongside Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonO’Malley tells Dems not to fear Trump FBI informant gathered years of evidence on Russian push for US nuclear fuel deals, including Uranium One, memos show Pelosi blasts California Republicans for supporting tax bill MORE

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In the Wednesday interview, Kaine said that the loss was a sign that he belonged in the Senate, but also called his post-election life “surreal.”

Kaine also criticized Sen. Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsFederal judge rules Trump defunding sanctuary cities 'unconstitutional on its face' FBI informant gathered years of evidence on Russian push for US nuclear fuel deals, including Uranium One, memos show Alabama election has GOP racing against the clock MORE’s (R-Ala.) confirmation as attorney general Wednesday, saying Trump’s pick to head the Justice Department would be detrimental to civil rights.

“The attorney general needs to be seen as a champion for civil rights and that's not been Sen. Sessions's record on LGBT equality, on voting rights, on special education,” Kaine said.  

“People won't see him as that champion that they saw Bobby Kennedy and others, and that was one of the reasons that I decided to oppose him,” he added.