Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineDemocrats call on Biden administration to ease entry to US for at-risk Afghans Manchin, Sinema join GOP to sink filibuster change for voting bill Desperate Dems signal support for cutting Biden bill down in size MORE (D-Va.) on Thursday blasted retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpDeputy AG: DOJ investigating fake Trump electors Former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz elected to Baseball Hall of Fame Overnight Health Care — Senators unveil pandemic prep overhaul 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 ClintonThe Armageddon elections to come Poll: Trump leads 2024 Republican field with DeSantis in distant second The politics of 'mind control' 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.