Tim Kaine says he will not be Hillary Clinton’s pick for vice president

Posted at 12:13 PM, Apr 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-29 12:14:39-04

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Tim Kaine said Friday that he’s “not looking for another post,” and said he will not be Hillary Clinton’s pick for vice president.

Appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Kaine downplayed rumors that he might be sharing the Democratic presidential ticket with party front-runner Hillary Clinton.

“I really love my job,” Kaine said. “I really do.”

The Virginia Democrat expressed confidence that Clinton will not only be the party nominee, but win the general election. He also expects to be by her side, just not in the way some many are assuming.

“I have a great feeling that I’m going to be on that podium with Hillary Clinton when she’s taking the oath of office, but I’m going to be sitting with the other senators.”

The former governor of Virginia serves on both the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees.

When asked if Clinton will treat Congress with more respect regarding war powers authorization in fighting ISIS, Kaine said she understands the “prerogatives of this.”

“I have a high degree of confidence in somebody like her who’s been an Armed Services member and also the nation’s chief diplomat. I think she’s going to balance that well.”