Rep. Xavier BecerraXavier BecerraNew Alzheimer's drug sparks backlash over FDA, pricing Obama joins Biden to tout record ObamaCare enrollment numbers Biden walks fine line with probe into coronavirus origins MORE (D-Calif.) says Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineDemocrats mull overhaul of sweeping election bill Overnight Defense: Pentagon details military construction projects getting .2B restored from wall funds | Biden chooses former commander to lead Navy | Bill seeks to boost visa program for Afghans who helped US Cotton, Pentagon chief tangle over diversity training in military MORE (D-Va.) would be a good option for Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden prepares to confront Putin Ending the same-sex marriage wars Trump asks Biden to give Putin his 'warmest regards' MORE’s running mate.

“I think he’s a great guy, as experienced a guy as you could hope to be president,” Becerra told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Wednesday.


“You’re not going to get everything in a package. He would be a great choice. I don’t think there’s any doubt Tim Kaine would be ready to lead.”

Becerra demurred when asked whether he was being considered to join the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee's ticket.

“I have no knowledge of that, no direct knowledge of any vetting of me or anyone else,” he said. "I think the secretary is going to make a wise choice.

Becerra, who is Hispanic, made reference to the desire of many Democrats to have a Latino on the party's presidential ticket.

“There are several Latinos that could serve,” he said. "My name has been mentioned but I will leave that as is. At the end of the day, I think she will pick the top person, the best person, to be at her side as president.”

Reports emerged Tuesday that Clinton’s campaign is considering Kaine, Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenMcConnell seeks to divide and conquer Democrats Mark Cuban: ProPublica 'not being honest' about taxes on wealthy On The Money: Bipartisan Senate group rules out tax hikes on infrastructure | New report reignites push for wealth tax MORE (D-Mass.) and Housing Secretary Julián Castro as possible running mates.

Becerra, Labor Secretary Tom Perez and Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownDemocrats reintroduce bill to create 'millionaires surtax' Cryptocurrency industry lobbies Washington for 'regulatory clarity' Biden 'allies' painting him into a corner MORE (D-Ohio) were also mentioned as possibilities.