Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) lamented that mass shootings have become “a uniquely American problem.”
Kaine appeared on Andrea Mitchell Reports Thursday to offer insight on the latest instance of gun violence out of Maine, where a suspected gunman in Lewiston has killed 18 and injured 13. The senator was the governor of Virginia during the Virginia Tech mass shooting in 2007.
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“It just sickens your soul. I mean, we have a sickness in this country around gun violence, and it’s a uniquely American problem,” Kaine said. “Many other nations don’t have the problem that we have. States, including Virginia, have finally taken meaningful steps to deal with it, but Congress thus far has generally been unwilling to.”
As of Thursday afternoon, the suspect has yet to be arrested and remains at large. So far, Maine State Police have charged the gunman, believed to be Robert Card, with eight counts of murder for th …