Biden considering naming Gov. Cuomo attorney general: report

by Jordyn Pair · Oct 12th, 2020 11:46 am

Last Updated Oct 14th, 2020 at 12:11 pm

Democratic presidential nominee is reportedly considering naming New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo as his attorney general.

Axios reports that aides at the National Governors Association, which Cuomo chairs, have begun looking for someone to replace him, prompting speculation that he may have a role in the Biden administration.

An attorney general with the Biden administration would be pressed to go after members of the Trump administration, as well as deal with nationwide unrest over police violence.

Cuomo said on ABC's "Good Morning America" earlier this year that he is content to stay the governor of New York.

"I was in a Cabinet, I was in Bill Clinton's Cabinet, been there, done that," Cuomo said, referencing when he was Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from 1997 to 2001. "I don't want to go to Washington. They couldn't drag me, they couldn't force me. I only represent the people of the state, I have no agenda besides theirs."

Biden's campaign declined to comment, and Cuomo's office did not respond to a request for comment.


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