Biden considering New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for attorney general despite controversial coronavirus decisions
JOE Biden might pick New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for attorney general, despite his controversial coronavirus decisions.
Aides at the National Governors Associated have started looking for a replacement for Cuomo, Axios reported.
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Democrats familiar with the governor told the outlet that he is being pushed for the attorney general job.
However according to, Tim Murtaugh, the Director of Communications for Trump's 2020 campaign: "There is zero chance that President Trump will appoint Gov. Cuomo attorney general in his second term."
The Governor previously said also that his current position is "all I want to be" when asked about the potential of becoming attorney general.
The Sun has contacted the Biden campaign and Governor Cuomo's office for comment.
The attorney general would be in charge of settling unrest breaking out in the state that they are appointed in.
Over the last year, Governor Cuomo has had to face the state becoming a hot spot for both the coronavirus pandemic and for Black Lives Matter protests.
In March, Cuomo admitted patients into nursing homes from hospitals as long as they were "medically stable."
Many have blamed more than 6,000 care home deaths on this decision.
New York has seen a steady rise in Covid-19 infections and hospitalizations since early September.
The state recorded 10,000 new infections last week, a level of spread not seen since May.
An average of 698 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized each day over the past week, up from 457 for the last week of August.
At the pandemic's peak, nearly 19,000 New Yorkers were hospitalized.
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