Sen. Tim Kaine hosted Nicole Rosario-Flores, a JROTC Cadet at T.C. Williams High School at the February 4 Presidential State of the Union Address in Washington, D.C. Kaine is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. He met with Rosario-Flores and other JROTC cadets at T.C. Williams on Jan. 10, when he announced his invitation.
Cadet Nicole Rosario-Flores upon learning of Kaine’s invitation said, "I am thrilled and honored to be Senator Tim Kaine's guest at the State of the Union Address. I am equally grateful for the JROTC program at T.C. Williams High School that is truly one of a kind, has opened doors for me and given me the opportunity to attend such an important event as this one."
According to the Alexandria Gazette Packet, "Rosario-Flores and the T.C. Williams JROTC Cadets left an impression on Kaine during his visit to the school. “I was so impressed with [Rosario-Flores] and all the T.C. Williams High School JROTC cadets I recently met with to discuss my bipartisan war powers resolution,” Kaine said. “The legislation is about ensuring we don’t send our troops into harm’s way unless there’s a carefully reached consensus in Congress that war is in the national interest. Any time we’re in the middle of a discussion about matters of war and peace in Congress, it’s important to hear from young people who have a large stake in this debate.”