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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)

Whoops: North Carolina Republicans mistakenly 'shame' Tim Kaine for flag pin


Well, that's embarrassing.

The North Carolina Republican Party issued an apology to Sen. Tim Kaine Thursday after shaming him on social media, accusing him of wearing a Honduran flag pin on his jacket during his speech Wednesday night. 

According to ABC affiliate WTVD, the NCGOP tweeted about Kaine's lapel pin as he was speaking at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Last night he formally accepted the party's nomination to run for vice president on the Democratic ticket. 

The NCGOP originally tweeted: "@timkaine wears a Honduras flag pin on his jacket but no American flag. Shameful." 

The flag on Kaine's jacket, however, was not the flag of Honduras, but rather a symbol that the Department of Defense uses to represent the families of those who serve in the military.

Kaine's son is currently serving in the U.S. Marine Corps in eastern Europe, according to WTVD.

The NCGOP quickly deleted the tweet and has since released an apology for the mistake. 

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