Help Biden ‘any way I can’

Andrew Cuomo brushes off AG speculation

The New York governor is reportedly being promoted as a contender to lead the Justice Department under a potential Biden administration

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo insisted Monday that he was not interested in becoming attorney general under a potential President Joe Biden, but also said he would help the Democratic nominee “any way I can.”

In an interview on NBC’s “Today” show, the governor relayed what he would tell the former vice president if asked to lead the Justice Department in a potential Biden administration.

“I would say, ‘You are an old friend. You are a good friend. You’re going to win this election. You’re going to be the president. I’ll help you any way I can,’” Cuomo said.

“I’m a New Yorker. I said I would serve as governor,” he added. “And those rumors … those are only from people who want to get me out of New York. I don’t know why, but that’s where that’s coming from.”

Pressed again on whether he would turn down the role of attorney general, Cuomo said: “I have no interest in going to Washington.”

The governor’s remarks came after Axios reported Sunday that Cuomo is being promoted as a contender to serve as Biden’s attorney general, and that Biden is open to considering him for the job.

Biden and Cuomo have long been friends and political allies, with the governor endorsing the former vice president early in the 2020 Democratic primary.

Cuomo’s name has been mentioned for other roles in a Biden administration over the past year, including White House chief of staff.

The governor was former President Bill Clinton’s secretary of Housing and Urban Development from 1997 to 2001. He has previously indicated he would not be willing to serve in another high-level administration post.

“I was in the Cabinet. I was in Bill Clinton’s Cabinet,” Cuomo told ABC’s “Good Morning America” in a June interview.

“Been there, done that.”

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