Updated: October 12, 2020 03:25 PM
Created: October 12, 2020 08:50 AM
NEW YORK (WHEC) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he is "not interested" in serving as attorney general if Joe Biden wins the presidential election.
During an interview Monday morning with Willie Geist on NBC's "Today" show, Cuomo responded to an Axios report that said the Biden campaign is looking very carefully at Cuomo as a potential attorney general candidate.
When asked if Biden was to ask him to be attorney general, what would Cuomo say to Biden.
"I'm a New Yorker," Cuomo said. "I said I would serve as governor and those rumors, Willie, 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."
Geist then rebutted: "So, you would say no?"
"I have no interest in going to Washington," Cuomo said. "I said when this COVID situation started, just so I had total credibility with the people of the state, I'm not running for president, I'm not running for vice president. I don't want to go to Washington."
Watch @WillieGeist’s full interview with @NYGovCuomo about his new book, how his state is handling the pandemic, and whether he would accept the position of attorney general in a Joe Biden administration. pic.twitter.com/TcRpTah632— TODAY (@TODAYshow) October 12, 2020
His answer has some people wondering if he left the door open for a future cabinet position by saying he's "not interested" rather than a flat out "no."
Cuomo previously served as Housing and Urban Development Secretary in the Clinton administration.
Click here to watch Cuomo's full interview.
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