Thousands watch VP nominee speak at rally

Posted at 11:10 PM, Jul 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-23 23:13:26-04

MIAMI, Fla. - A crowd of about 5,000 jammed into Florida International University's gym to hear Democratic Vice-Presidential candidate Tim Kaine speak for the first time.

"What he said was very relatable, he was very emotional," said Patricia Mellerson.

Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, asked the Virginia senator to join the ticket Friday night.

Before he got his start in politics, Kaine worked as a missionary in Honduras, where he learned Spanish.

"Fe, familia & trabajo," Kaine said in Spanish, It means, Faith, family and work and it's how he described his time in Honduras.

Kaine talked about his time as a civil rights lawyer representing victims of housing discrimination in Richmond, Virginia, before breaking into politics.

"I didn't know much about him before today," said one supporter.

Kaine also took a swipe at Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump, calling on the billionaire to release his tax returns.

"From Atlantic City to his so called university, he leaves a trail of broken promises and wrecked lives wherever he goes," said Kaine.

Kaine and Clinton will be heading to Philadelphia this week where the duo will accept the party's nomination for president.