The North Carolina GOP mistook a pin Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineDemocrats urge Biden to go all in with agenda in limbo Panic begins to creep into Democratic talks on Biden agenda Congress facing shutdown, debt crisis with no plan B 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.
".@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."
@BenAmeyTV We appreciate you letting us know. Thanks for letting us correct our mistake.— NCGOP (@NCGOP) July 28, 2016
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 TrumpCheney says a lot of GOP lawmakers have privately encouraged her fight against Trump Republicans criticizing Afghan refugees face risks DeVos says 'principles have been overtaken by personalities' in GOP 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.