2nd round of interviews for attorney general being held

The second round of interviews of candidates for New York attorney general is being held in Albany, with another lineup of six hopefuls to be queried by state lawmakers.

Posted: May. 16, 2018 12:53 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The second round of interviews of candidates for New York attorney general is being held in Albany, with another lineup of six hopefuls to be queried by state lawmakers.

Scroll for more content...

The process to fill the vacancy created by Eric Schneiderman's abrupt resignation began Tuesday with a bipartisan legislative committee interviewing six candidates, including Barbara Underwood, the acting attorney general.

Another six candidates are being interviewed Wednesday.

Schneiderman resigned last week after The New Yorker magazine reported four women allege that he physically and verbally abused them while dating. He has denied the allegations. The Democrat was running for a third term.

The Legislature has the authority under state law to appoint an attorney general should the position become vacant.

Several other potential candidates have stayed out of the interview process.

Related Content

Article Comments

Utica
Clear
47° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 47°
Oneonta
Clear
52° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 52°
Herkimer
Clear
47° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 47°
Thendara
Clear
47° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 47°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather