Earlier today, David Paterson said he will likely wait until Hillary Clinton is confirmed by the U.S. Senate as secretary of state before naming a successor to her Senate seat.
“My first thought was that I wanted to get this over quickly enough,” Paterson said. “But I’m beginning to think that three things have to happen. One is that the president has to make a selection. Two is that our senator accepts the nomination. And then the third thing is, she’s not like a senator that has left office, the senator is still in office and has to go through a process in order to be confirmed. I am reconsidering whether or not I should interfere with that magical process and name a successor, which is almost like forcing a process when perhaps I should just let it work itself out and make a selection then.”
Paterson spoke at an event where he thanked some 3,000 men and women volunteering at the 39thEquinox Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner.