Biden reportedly considering controversial NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo for attorney general

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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is reportedly considering tapping New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to be his attorney general should he win the presidency in November.

Axios reported Sunday that the governor — who has been embroiled in controversyin recent months over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic in New York — is being pushed for the job and that Biden is considering him.

The news outlet said that some Democrats are so convinced that he would become attorney general that aides at the National Governors Association, currently chaired by Cuomo, are "looking into contingencies for replacing him."

In response to the news Monday morning, Cuomo insisted that he has "no interest in going to Washington," but added that he would help Biden "in any way" he could.

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