Kaine to CNN: Hillary will speak on Weinstein 'when the time is right'

Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineBiden promises Democratic senators help in battleground states Second GOP senator to quarantine after exposure to coronavirus The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by The Air Line Pilots Association - Pence lauds Harris as 'experienced debater'; Trump, Biden diverge over debate prep MORE (D-Va.) told CNN on Tuesday that he's sure his former running mate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillicon Valley: FBI chief says Russia is trying to interfere in election to undermine Biden | Treasury Dept. sanctions Iranian government-backed hackers The Hill's Campaign Report: Arizona shifts towards Biden | Biden prepares for drive-in town hall | New Biden ad targets Latino voters FBI chief says Russia is trying to interfere in election to undermine Biden MORE will "have a word to say when the time is right for her" on the scandal involving Democratic mega-donor Harvey Weinstein.

Weinstein, who held a 2016 fundraiser for Clinton at his New York City home was terminated on Monday from his position as co-chairman of The Weinstein Company following allegations of sexual harassment.

"Hillary Clinton spoke for 90 minutes last night in California. But she didn't mention Harvey Weinstein," said "New Day" co-anchor Alisyn Camerota. "Why not?"


"Look, you know, Alisyn, I'm nobody's press secretary. I'm a U.S. senator and I'm telling you that sexual harassment is unacceptable. And I really think it's lowlife behavior," Kaine said.

"Hillary Clinton speaks out against sexual harassment often. And I'm sure she'll have a word to say when the time is right for her. But I don’t — you know, I'm not — I’m not anybody's press secretary," he added.

"But you would recommend that she do that," Camerota followed.

"Any leader, any leader should condemn this," Kaine replied. "I mean, I have a 22-year-old daughter who is starting off, you know, in the work world. And I — when you read the stories about young women feeling pressured by somebody in a position of power, it makes you sick."

Clinton, along with former President Obama, has faced some criticism for not speaking out against Weinstein, who donated to both of their campaigns.

A number of high-profile Democrats have spoken out against Weinstein and have donated funds received from him to charities.