A new report has revealed the possible shortlist Joe Biden is considering for Attorney General should he be elected in November.
There is immense pressure from the left for Biden to pick women and women of color for cabinet positions. However, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo seems to have made the list.
According to Town Hall:
If Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden wins the election, he may choose New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to be attorney general, according to reports.
The possibility is leading aides at the National Governors Association to look into contingency plans for replacing him as chair, Axios reports.
— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) October 11, 2020
Cuomo’s reputation has become decidedly more controversial throughout the coronavirus pandemic, including the governor’s mandate that nursing home facilities take in coronavirus patients. The disastrous policy led to widespread outbreaks in these communities and resulted in more than 6,000 deaths, and now he’s claiming it never happened. The governor has also repeatedly threatened religious liberties during the pandemic and warned houses of worship he’d shut them down if they don’t follow the rules.
Thus far Cuomo has denied wanting the AG position, telling ABC’s “Good Morning America” that he wishes to remain governor of New York.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) June 17, 2020
Biden is also considering Sally Yates, an Obama holdover who briefly served as acting Attorney General in the Trump administration, and Stacey Abrams the perennial loser who is popular among Democrats.