“My job as New York governor is nowhere near over,” Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Monday shutting down the prospect that he could leave for a post in the Biden Administration.
The Associated Press reported last week that Cuomo was among a shortlist of contenders for the Attorney General post.
Cuomo has said before, and repeated on Monday, that at this stage in his career he is not interested in a role of that kind. “I’m flattered to be considered, but that hasn’t changed my thinking,” he said.
The Governor has previously served as secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development under President Bill Clinton. He was also attorney general in the state of New York for for years.
Outgoing Alabama Sen. Doug Jones, federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland and former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates are also said to be front-runners for the role.
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