Poor, Tim Kaine… After losing the election alongside Hillary Clinton, he has been forced to resume life as usual, which means no more jetting across the country on private jets.
The Virginia Senator has gone back to flying commercial, just like the rest of us, including traveling through airport security.
It was during one of these routine security checks at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport last week that Kaine was unexpectedly stopped by the TSA.
One of his bags had set off an alert on an x-ray machine.
“That’s when I figured out, ‘Oh my God, his freaking harmonica set off the metal detector,'” said a source who was traveling with the Senator that day.
According to Newsiosity, the harmonica made appearances with Kaine up and down the campaign trail, and he wasn’t shy about busting it out to show off his talents.
The Hill reported:
A rogue musical instrument almost had Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) singing the blues when one of the former vice presidential nominee’s harmonicas set off an airport metal detector.
A TSA agent stopped Kaine after his bag rolled through the X-ray machine at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on Thursday afternoon.
The security pro asked Kaine, who was traveling with his wife, Anne, if the bag belonged to him and said he needed to examine it, according to an ITK tipster who was standing by Kaine in line.
Just as our spy was slipping a coat back on, they heard a harmonica playing, and saw the Kaines and the TSA agent cracking up laughing.
Kaine is apparently quite committed to his harmonica playing, as he reportedly travels with as many as five of the instruments at any given time.
The former vice presidential nominee learned to play the mouth organ in the seventh grade.
With everyone soooo serious lately – how about a little comic relief? The Flipside with Michael Loftus makes fun of Joseph Clancy, the head of the secret service.
This is one of the funniest skits I have ever seen. With Barack Obama heading out the door, maybe the Secret Service will finally get their act together! If not, Donald Trump will have to say, “You’re Fired!”