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North Carolina GOP Mistakenly Harangues Kaine for Pin, Apologizes

Democratic vice presidential candidate, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., speaks during the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Democratic vice presidential candidate, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., speaks during the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Republicans from North Carolina have apologized to Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine for mistakenly critiquing him for wearing a foreign flag during his acceptance speech.

The state GOP sent out a tweet Wednesday night saying it was "shameful" for Kaine to wear a Honduras flag during his speech at the Democratic National Convention.

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Kaine spent a year in Honduras as a missionary. But Ben Amey, a reporter for WNYT-TV in Albany, New York, pointed out on Twitter that Kaine's pin was actually the symbol for families with a member serving in the military.

Kaine's son, a Marine, is currently deployed.

Amey posted a screen grab of the party's original tweet, which the GOP has since deleted. Also on Twitter, the party thanked Amey for "letting us correct our mistake."

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