Andrew Cuomo Hits Back at Rev. Al Sharpton’s ‘Lack of Diversity in Transition Team’ Charge

November 11, 2010  |  

(New York Daily News) — Andrew Cuomo pushed back Wednesday against the Rev. Al Sharpton’s charge that the governor-elect lacks diversity on his transition team.“Once I announce it, then people can have a critique,” Cuomo said after touring Sing Sing prison in Ossining, noting he hasn’t assembled a team yet. Sharpton expressed “serious concerns” and blasted Cuomo in the Daily News Wednesday for relying on a tight circle of white advisers. Cuomo insists he’s just getting warmed up. “I’ve said I want to have the most diverse work force in the history of the state of New York, and that’s going to be one of my goals over the four years,” Cuomo said after a later visit to the Manhattan Psychiatric Center.

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