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 KaineThe Hill's Morning Report — AG Barr, GOP senators try to rein Trump in Overnight Defense: Senate votes to rein in Trump war powers on Iran | Pentagon shifting .8B to border wall | US, Taliban negotiate seven-day 'reduction in violence' Democratic senators ask FDA to ban device used to shock disabled students MORE (D-Va.) on Thursday blasted retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpChasten Buttigieg: 'I've been dealing with the likes of Rush Limbaugh my entire life' Lawmakers paint different pictures of Trump's 'opportunity zone' program We must not turn our heads from the effects of traumatic brain injuries 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 Clinton'Where's your spoon?' What we didn't learn in the latest debate The Hill's 12:30 Report: Roger Stone gets over three years in prison; Brutal night for Bloomberg Poll: Democrats trail Trump in Wisconsin, lead in Michigan and Pennsylvania 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.