New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is among several other contenders for Joe Biden’s attorney general spot.
The other contenders at the moment include Doug Jones who is an outgoing senator from Alabama, Merrick Garland who is a federal appeals court judge, and former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates.
A “person close to the Biden transition” told CNN earlier this week that “all signs point to Doug Jones” receiving the nomination.
The Associated Press, citing a person with knowledge of the search process, reported Friday that the New York governor was under consideration. Bloomberg News also reported Cuomo could be tapped for the job, citing “a person familiar with the matter.”
Civil rights leaders such as Rev. Al Sharpton recently stated that they want Biden to consider a Black nominee for Attorney General. But Biden is currently considering a list of four white democrats for the attorney general position.
This week Cuomo stated on a public radio interview, “I have no intention to run for president or vice president, or go to the administration.” But he said the attorney general job “is really critical, especially now.”
So far Joe Biden’s cabinet picks have been pretty diverse, half of the 14 picks are women and 9 of them are people of color. We must remember that diversity is good, but what matters most is are they capable of doing the job and are they people of outstanding character.