On Monday, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, who ran on the 2016 Democratic ticket with presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said he was distressed over the tragic incident at Ohio State University. He went on to call it a “senseless act of gun violence.”However, no guns were used by the attacker.
He used a vehicle and a butcher knife but he was able to be stopped by Ohio State Police Officer Alan Horujko, who shot and killed him. Mr. Kaine was accused of pushing a gun-control agenda after his Twitter post blamed firearms for the siege.
Somali-born student Abdul Razak Ali Artan, drove into a crowd on a sidewalk and then chased bystanders with a butcher knife, injuring eleven people. The incident is being investigated as a possible act of terrorism.
Kaine is being accused of trying to politicize the tragedy. Rick Moore said on Twitter, “The only guns used were by the police. Try and confirm before you politicize.” Mr. Kaine corrected himself later, saying in a tweet, “Updated reports say attacker used a vehicle & knife. Horrifying & senseless.”