Daniel Goldman, one of the Democrat-led House’s lawyers in former President Donald Trump’s first impeachment trial, was a Democratic New York attorney general candidate until recently when he revealed that he suspended his campaign, according to the Washington Examiner.
The move came almost immediately after current New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) announced that she would no longer seek the governor’s mansion, and instead would run for reelection in her current office.
The former AG candidate released a statement on Twitter explaining his move, and heaped high praise on James for the job she’s done so far as New York’s AG.
My statement on the New York Attorney General’s race: pic.twitter.com/P39iUyVWSa
— Daniel Goldman (@danielsgoldman) December 10, 2021
“I spoke to Tish earlier today and relayed my full support for her reelection,” the statement read. “I look forward to working with her in the future on these endeavors, and to continuing my lifelong quest to ensure there is one standard of justice for all.”
James, who was critical in the ultimate takedown of disgraced ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) with regard to his sexual misconduct scandal, had been repeatedly accused by Cuomo and his allies of using the investigation to further her gubernatorial campaign.
But last Thursday, James shocked her supporters when she announced she would no longer seek the governor’s mansion and, instead, focus on winning reelection as the New York attorney general.
Even after his announcement, Goldman continued posting several rants against Republicans on Twitter, calling attention to Republican-led states he believes are trying to “eradicate” the right to vote.
“It’s about time patriots focus on the anti-democratic efforts of some GOP-controlled states to eradicate the right to vote. It’s not just extreme voter suppression and gerrymandering to allow for minority control. It is laying the groundwork for a future coup. We must rise up,” Goldman wrote.