Biden Reportedly Considering Gov. Andrew Cuomo For Attorney General

Biden Reportedly Considering Gov. Andrew Cuomo For Attorney General
New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a news conference on September 08, 2020 in New York City. Source: GETTY IMAGES
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Daily US Times: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is among the candidates being considered for the role of the attorney general of the US by President-elect Joe Biden, the Associated Press and the New York Times reported Friday evening.

Cuomo told cable station NY1 in an interview On November 6, “Look, I said to New Yorkers when Covid first started my only agenda is New York. I’m not running for president, not running for vice president, not going to Washington.”

“This is going to be a long road for New Yorkers. I want them to have total trust in what I’m saying. I have no agenda but being New York governor, and I’m going to stay here and finish the job,” he continued.

US media Axios reported in early October that MrCuomo “is being pushed for the post and that Biden would consider him, based on their long friendship.” Cuomo appeared on NBC’s Today Show on October 12, and when asked directly about that report, he again replied, “I have no interest in going to Washington.”

Andrew Cuomo is in his third term as governor of New York, and first took office in 2011. In the Clinton administration from 1997 to 2001, he was secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

He was elected attorney general of New York in 2006.

New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman tweeted: “He’s still seen as a longish-shot, but he’s someone Biden likes and has for years.”

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