NC GOP mistakenly attacks Kaine for 'shameful' pin
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The North Carolina GOP mistook a pin Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineIraq War looms over Trump battle with Iran Senate passes bill to undo tax increase on Gold Star military families The Hill's Morning Report - White House, Congress: Urgency of now around budget MORE (D-Va.) wore on his lapel while speaking at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday for the flag of Honduras, calling it a shameful move on the part of the vice presidential candidate. 

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".@timkaine wears a Honduras flag pin on his jacket but no American flag. Shameful," the state party said Wednesday in a now deleted tweet. 

Kaine was actually wearing a Blue Star Service pin for his son, who is a deployed Marine. 

 

The party's account later responded to the reporter, saying "We appreciate you letting us know. Thanks for letting us correct our mistake." 

 

 

Kaine has repeatedly mentioned his son, Nat, in the few appearances he has made on the campaign trail so far. He also spoke of his son's service while accepting the Democratic Party's nomination for vice president Wednesday. 

"You know, my son, Nat, deployed with his Marine battalion just two days ago. He deployed overseas to protect and defend the very NATO allies that Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rips Dems' demands, impeachment talk: 'Witch Hunt continues!' Nevada Senate passes bill that would give Electoral College votes to winner of national popular vote The Hill's Morning Report - Pelosi remains firm despite new impeachment push MORE says he now wants to abandon. Semper fi, Nat. Semper fi," Kaine said. 

The Virginia senator also has recounted taking time off from law school to volunteer as a missionary in Honduras, an experience he says shaped his life.