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Cuomo under consideration to become Biden's attorney general: reports

Cuomo under consideration to become Biden's attorney general: reports
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New York Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoNY billboard calls for Cuomo's impeachment amid controversies On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors Stefanik renews call for Cuomo to resign amid new sexual harassment accusation MORE (D) is reportedly among several candidates under consideration to become attorney general in President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenNoem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors Biden celebrates vaccine approval but warns 'current improvement could reverse' MORE's administration.

The Associated Press and Bloomberg reported Friday evening that Cuomo is among four people in the running for the top post, one of several Cabinet selections that has not yet been announced.

Others who have already been floated to lead the Department of Justice (DOJ) under Biden include former Deputy Attorney General Sally YatesSally Caroline YatesBiden directs DOJ to phase out use of private prisons The Hill's 12:30 Report: Sights and sounds from chaotic downtown DC Biden to name Merrick Garland for attorney general MORE and Judge Merrick GarlandMerrick Brian GarlandDOJ faces swift turnaround to meet Biden voting rights pledge Merrick Garland is right to prioritize domestic terrorism, but he'll need a bigger boat The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The AIDS Institute - Finger-pointing on Capitol riot; GOP balks at Biden relief plan MORE, who was former President Obama's Supreme Court pick in 2016. Outgoing Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) has also emerged as a top contender for the role.

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Cuomo's office and Biden's transition team did not immediately respond to The Hill's requests for comment on Friday night.

A former New York State attorney general, Cuomo previously served in President Clinton's Cabinet as his secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

Cuomo was reelected governor in 2018 with the largest number of votes for any governor in New York history.

He has maintained a national presence during the coronavirus pandemic, as he held daily televised briefings on New York's COVID-19 response when New York City was the epidemic of the U.S. outbreak earlier this year.