Legislature interviews Underwood, others as potential successor to AG Schneiderman

Legislature interviews Underwood, others as potential successor to AG Schneiderman

A NY assemblyman has a suggestion on what former state attorney general Eric Schneiderman should do with his campaign funds.

Barclay, an eight-term Republican and deputy minority leader of the Assembly, said the special panel of lawmakers will review resumes of 16 candidates for the appointment and make recommendations to the full state Legislature.

Acting Attorney General Barbara Underwood is considered by some to be the favorite to serve out the remainder of disgraced former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's term.

New York lawmakers began interviewing applicants Tuesday to finish out the year as state attorney general after Eric Schneiderman resigned abruptly last week in the wake of shocking abuse allegations published by The New Yorker.

Orange County Legislator Jim O'Donnell is the Republican candidate for the 18th District House seat.

"I don't see a drastic change; I would see my role as continuing to look at the cases proposed", Underwood said. "We want to interview her and every other person".

"I think all that will help me do this job", Underwood said. "There's some truth to that, but I can assure you that is not who I am".

Yassky offered his support for Underwood on Twitter on Monday, describing her as "a superlative public servant and is uniquely equipped to serve as attorney general at this juncture".

And when it came time for Abinanti to face questions, Sen.

"I'm not sleeping very much", she said with a laugh.

A spokeswoman for the attorney general's office tells News 12 that they are well within their legal right to pursue the charges.

The remaining six attorney general candidates, including Humbach, Diederich and Zapesochny, will interview Wednesday.

On Tuesday, James opened a campaign account for a potential run for attorney general.

Rather, Rice said she would run for a third term in Congress. Flanagan praised her qualifications.