Kaine seeks to reassure Dems on abortion stance

Greg Nash
 
Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), a potential running mate for Hillary Clinton, on Friday said he is a “strong supporter of Roe v. Wade.”
 
Kaine told CNN that he strongly believed the government should not seek to infringe upon women’s reproductive rights.
 
{mosads}”I have a traditional Catholic personal position, but I am very strongly supportive that women should make these decisions and government shouldn’t intrude,” Kaine said. 
 
“I’m a strong supporter of Roe v. Wade and women being able to make these decisions. In government, we have enough things to worry about. We don’t need to make people’s reproductive decisions for them.”
 
Kaine has faced pushback from liberals who question his stance on abortion. He has said he’s opposed personally but supports legal rights to it.
 
Kaine has emerged as among the favorites to be Clinton’s running mate. Other names on the shortlist reportedly include Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).
 
Clinton joined Kaine on the campaign trail in Annandale, Va., on Thursday.
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