Troubling new reports say former Vice President Joe Biden is considering appointing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) as his attorney general.
Cuomo makes Biden’s attorney general shortlist
A person familiar with the matter confirmed that Cuomo made Biden’s shortlist for the position, according to Bloomberg. Other names on this list include Alabama Senator Doug Jones, US Circuit Court Judge Merrick Garland, and former Assistant Attorney General Sally Yates.
If Cuomo is actually chosen to take on this role, it would be his second time working in a presidential administration. He first served as Secretary for Housing and Urban Development during the Bill Clinton presidency.
Cuomo’s path to actually being confirmed as attorney general should Biden choose him, but it would be rocky at best, as he would have opponents on both sides of the aisle.
In the nine years that Cuomo was governor of New York, he has signed a same-sex marriage, a $ 15 minimum wage, and gun restrictions. Even so, there are some Democrats who feel that Cuomo was nowhere near progressive enough.
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Cuomo handled COVID-19 terribly as governor
Although Cuomo has received praise from the left for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, the right feel that he has arguably tackled this crisis worse than anyone. Earlier this year, he signed an order forcing nursing homes to admit patients who had tested positive for coronavirus, which only resulted in countless deaths among the elderly.
Cuomo claimed last month that his only focus right now is being governor of New York.
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“Look, I said to the New Yorkers when Covid started, my only agenda is New York. I’m not running for President, I’m not running for Vice President, I’m not going to Washington. “Cuomo said according to Forbes.
“This will go a long way for New Yorkers,” he added. “I want you to have full confidence in what I am saying. I have no other agenda than being governor of New York and I will stay here and quit the job. “
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This piece was written by James Samson on December 12th, 2020. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used with permission.
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