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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 CuomoState officials plead for more info on vaccine distribution plans Overnight Health Care: NIH chief: Trump has not met with task force in 'quite some time' | CDC reports 300,000 more deaths than expected this year | UK to start challenge trials for vaccine Cuomo: Travel within Tri-State area should be avoided due to COVID-19 spike MORE (D) insisted he would not accept a potential Cabinet post if former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump and advisers considering firing FBI director after election: WaPo Obama to campaign for Biden in Florida Supreme Court reinstates ban on curbside voting in Alabama 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 Clinton'Democrat-run cities' fuel the economy, keep many red states afloat Late-night hosts targeted Trump over Biden 97 percent of the time in September: study A closing argument: Why voters cannot trust Trump on healthcare 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 TrumpJudge rules to not release Russia probe documents over Trump tweets Trump and advisers considering firing FBI director after election: WaPo Obama to campaign for Biden in Florida 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.”