Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” while discussing the FBI reopening the investigation into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, Democratic vice-presidential nominee Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) said FBI Director James Comey letter to congress turned out to be a”wash” for the Clinton campaign.
Kaine said, “What we saw, John, was actually polls tightening before the letter came out. I view that as a natural tightening. ”
He continued,”I will say one thing we have seen since the letter came out and then director backtracked on it a day later and subsequent stories this week about internal turmoil within the FBI. We see an add to the energy to our side. People view the campaign as so important. The stronger together message is important. people don’t want it to be distracted. So here is an up tick in energy in the early vote.”
He added, “I think at the end of the day it’s a net wash. There were some concerns as more information has come out about internal turmoil in the FBI it generated energy. More than anything I think Hillary’s point of view is not let’s get distracted. We’re making our case about a nation that’s stronger together and promotes the right view of American leadership in the world. That’s what voters want to hear about. We will stay focused on that until the end.”