Skip to comments.New York Republicans Just Made History in AG Race
Posted on 05/25/2018 5:55:06 AM PDT by Kaslin
New York Republicans just made history by pick their first ever black Attorney General nominee. The candidate, Manhattan attorney Keith Wofford, is seeking to fill the vacant post after Democrat Eric Schneiderman resigned over domestic violence reports.
"Voters are going to recognize that any machine candidate will lack credibility to clean up collusion and corruption in the government, Wofford told the Wall Street Journal. Its not about party affiliation. Its about who can do the job.
Wofford, who was raised in Buffalo, is a Harvard Law School graduate and currently the co-managing partner of the New York City office of the law firm Ropes & Gray.
Joe Holland, one of Wofford's opponents, who is also African-American, congratulated Wofford on his nomination. He added that it is an ideal opportunity to show voters that the Republican Party is more diverse than they may think.
Joe Holland says this is a historic moment for the Republican Party to have an African American candidate for Attorney General (in Wofford) and he says it should help the GOP shed reputation its not friendly to minority candidates. Ryan Whalen (@RyanWhalenCT) May 24, 2018
Gov. Andrew Cuomo asked Schneiderman to resign last month after a New Yorker piece detailed the domestic violence charges against him. Four women accused him of physical assault. Schneiderman rejected the allegations, explaining in a statement that he sometimes "engaged in role-playing and other consensual sexual activity," but has not assaulted anyone. Still, he resigned following massive pressure, even from members of his own party.
Wofford will face New York City Public Advocate Letitia James, who was nominated by New York Democrats on Wednesday. The state's solicitor general Barbara Underwood will serve as acting attorney general until November.
Wofford will be branded as an Uncle Tom who wants to destroy black New York. s/
Wofford will be branded as an Uncle Tom who wants to destroy black New York.
If black New York is anything like black Chicago they dont need any help.
I can’t figure out whose picture is attached to the article, but don’t worry, Keith Wofford really is black:
The burning question for New Yorkers is can a black RINO replace a mascara wearing, woman beater? I doubt it.
HMM. Spitzer. Weiner. Schneiderman. All got themselves in a nasty trick bag involving sex abuse. All vociferous gun control advocates. Schneiderman, who seems to get off on beating his mistresses senseless and hurling racial insults at one of them who immigrated from Senegal resigned within just 3 hrs of the allegations surfacing. Gotta be a new world record.
Sorry to be a grammar Nazi but Ms. O'Brien needs to take a remedial English class to learn the proper use of the gerund verb form.
It would be GREAT if Trump hung out with him, for a bit, maybe with Kane West, too.
new York has a clear choice, a law an order candidate or a Leftist who could care less about protecting law abiding citizens and instead will support law breakers and criminals.
“I cant figure out whose picture is attached to the article, but dont worry, Keith Wofford really is black”
I think the picture is Eric Schneiderman.
I was gonna say, thats one white-looking black guy ....
I long for the day when nobody gives a damn about race.
This is all the result of having a MAN in the Oval Office and not a DC political Swampie. The MSM can keep going with their Russia and Porn Star obsession, but it is starting to fade from American interest.
I've been saying for years we need an accomplished businessman/woman in the Oval Office. They know how to get things done. Now we have one, and he keeps on keeping his campaign promises.
President Trump's biggest adversaries are the RINO's in Congress. The Dims are killing themselves with no platform, but the RINO's, like McCain, insist on their Uni-party with the Dims (socialists).
That’s not making history. That’s making a choice. They are not the same thing.
Agreed! It takes a left wing identity politics mentality to say that this is history-making. Way too many conservatives have internalized this leftist abuse.
So Roman J. Israel, Esq. is a real dude?
LOL, a black Republican AG? Forgetaboutit, the fix is in, you are dealing with NYC Democrats who really control the larger of the states population. NYS is loosing people, my guess mostly upstate NY Republicans. NYC is like DC, same kind of business for the insiders.
“I long for the day when nobody gives a damn about race.”
Amen. So do I. ....but that is not likely to happen until many more people in this nation turn back to God with deep commitment.
Probably a great candidate. Let’s just hope he can fight off the sexual conduct allegations.
No, there aren’t any - yet.
But remember, you heard it here first.
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