Kaine: No Apology Necessary for Clinton Team’s Mockery of Catholicism

On Sunday’s broadcast of ABC’s “This Week,” Democratic vice-presidential nominee Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) said there is no apology necessary in the case of the hacked emails of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s director of communications Jennifer Palmieri discussing Catholicism with a Democratic strategist, who said the religion has “severely backwards gender relations.” Kaine said, “I don’t think you need to apologize for your opinions.” Partial transcript as follows: RADDATZ: I want to get to another e-mail that shows campaign communications director Jennifer Palmieri talking about Catholicism with a Democratic strategist, who denounces what he calls the religion’s “severely backwards gender relations.”  She responds that some conservatives are only Catholic because “they think it is the most socially acceptable political conservative religion.” Many took offense to the perceived mockery of Catholicism. You’re Catholic.  Should the campaign apologize — for these messages? KAINE: Yes Well, Martha, let me first say this — and this is a really important thing. I don’t give credence to any of these dumped documents because I don’t even know if they’re accurate. And they are part of an effort by the Russians and WikiLeaks to — (CROSSTALK) RADDATZ: — I just want to say the writer