Senator Kaine reacts to Assange arrest

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WASHINGTON, DC (WDBJ7) Senator Tim Kaine reacted to the arrest of Julian Assange Thursday.

Speaking with Virginia reporters from Washington, Kaine said his top priority is to understand what happened with Wikileaks to protect the nation's electoral integrity.

"Julian Assange is a guy who kind of puts on a cloak of moral superiority, that is an invisible cloak," Kaine said.

"I think the guy is just somebody who uses national security information to create chaos and harm and essentially promote the interests of Russia, a dictatorship that squashes dissent, that squashes free expression."

Kaine said the legal process will take its course, but the most important thing is to learn how we can protect the Democratic process and American citizens from similar attacks.