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

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is reportedly among several candidates under consideration to become attorney general in President-elect Joe Biden’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 Yates and Judge Merrick Garland, 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.

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