Kaine: Flynn spreads conspiracy theories a child wouldn't believe

Kaine: Flynn spreads conspiracy theories a child wouldn't believe
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Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineHannity snaps back at 'Crybaby' Todd: 'Only conservatives have to disclose relationships?' Chuck Todd lashes out at Fox, defends wife in radio interview Overnight Defense: Trump steps up fight with California over guard deployment | Heitkamp is first Dem to back Pompeo for State | Dems question legality of Syria strikes MORE (D-Va.) on Thursday blasted retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpRand's reversal advances Pompeo New allegations could threaten Trump VA pick: reports President Trump puts on the pageantry for Macron’s visit MORE's pick for national security adviser, for spreading conspiracy theories.

In an interview Thursday with CNN, the former vice presidential nominee expressed concern over Flynn serving in the president-elect's administration and raised questions about his judgment.

"The general I'm worried about is Gen. Flynn," Kaine said.

"Gen. Flynn's trafficking in conspiracy stories that a fourth grader would find incredible suggests either that he's highly gullible or that he's so consumed with malice that he loses his ability to judge what's fact and what's fiction."

Kaine said during the interview that Flynn has shown he doesn't have the judgment to serve in the position.

"Having a national security adviser who has demonstrated either such gullibility or such malice in charge of offering advice to the president on the critical national security issues of the day," Kaine said, "I think, is highly highly troubling."

Flynn in the past has pushed unsubstantiated stories linking former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonOvernight Defense: Pompeo clears Senate panel, on track for confirmation | Retired officers oppose Haspel for CIA director | Iran, Syria on agenda for Macron visit George H.W. Bush in intensive care GOP chairmen say they have deal with Justice on documents MORE to underage sex rings.

“U decide - NYPD Blows Whistle on New Hillary Emails: Money Laundering, Sex Crimes w Children, etc...MUST READ!” Flynn tweeted six days before the election, linking to a story that falsely claimed New York police had found evidence linking Clinton and her senior staff to the crimes.

Flynn has also retweeted theories that Clinton “waged war” on the Roman Catholic Church and that President Obama “laundered” billions of dollars in cash to terrorists.