Cuomo says he would not accept a Biden Cabinet position if asked

Cuomo says he would not accept a Biden Cabinet position if asked
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New York Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoNew York adds three more states' travelers to growing list for quarantine order NY state lawmaker introduces bill to require police officers get personal liability insurance The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Miami pauses reopenings as COVID-19 infections rise, schools nationally plot return MORE (D) insisted he would not accept a potential Cabinet post if former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTucker Carlson ratchets up criticism of Duckworth, calls her a 'coward' Joe Biden wins New Jersey primary Biden wins Delaware primary MORE wins the White House, saying he will stay in his current job.

“I support Joe Biden for president, and I believe he’s going to be the next president. I am not running for anything. I am governor of New York and that’s all I want to be,” Cuomo said on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

“I was in a Cabinet, I was in Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonFox News apologizes for 'mistakenly' cropping Trump out of photo with Epstein, Maxwell Poll finds Biden with narrow lead over Trump in Missouri Trump's mark on federal courts could last decades MORE’s Cabinet, been there, done that,” he added, referring to his time as 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.”

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Cuomo has drawn bipartisan plaudits for his handling of the coronavirus, which hit New York particularly hard. He’s received a fresh round of praise as the Empire State’s coronavirus cases continue to decline while other states see new spikes, with supporters pointing to Cuomo’s cautious plans to reopen the state. 

The attention surrounding Cuomo has fueled speculation that he could use the moment as a springboard to higher office either with a post in a possible Biden administration or a presidential run in 2024 if President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew Jersey incumbents steamroll progressive challengers in primaries Tucker Carlson ratchets up criticism of Duckworth, calls her a 'coward' Trump on Confederate flag: 'It's freedom of speech' MORE wins reelection. 

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Cuomo’s favorability rating hit a seven-year high in March, largely driven by overwhelming support for his response to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Cuomo’s profile has also risen after high-profile spats with Trump, most recently criticizing him for having a peaceful protest cleared with tear gas and rubber bullets so he could pose with a Bible in front of a church near the White House.

“The president held up the Bible the other day in Washington, D.C.,” Cuomo earlier this month during a news conference. “Here in New York we actually read the Bible.”