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 CuomoZeldin says he's in remission after treatment for leukemia Letitia James holding private talks on running for New York governor: report Governors brace for 2022 after year in pandemic spotlight MORE (D) is reportedly among several candidates under consideration to become attorney general in President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenHouse clears bill to provide veterans with cost-of-living adjustment On The Money — Dems dare GOP to vote for shutdown, default To reduce poverty, stop burdening the poor: What Joe Manchin gets wrong about the child tax credit 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 YatesSally Yates: I never thought that I'd be saying, 'Yeah, go Liz Cheney' ABC lands first one-on-one TV interview with Garland since confirmation Appointing a credible, non-partisan Jan. 6 commission should not be difficult MORE and Judge Merrick GarlandMerrick GarlandTexas sues Biden administration over guidance on transgender worker rights Barr-Durham investigation again fails to produce a main event Grassley calls for federal prosecutor to probe botched FBI Nassar investigation 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.


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.