NY Attorney General Letitia James, A Thorn In Trump’s Side, Wins 2nd Term

by | Nov 9, 2022 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrat Letitia James has been elected to a second term as New York’s attorney general, an office she has used to pursue former President Donald Trump and a list of other powerful targets.James on Tuesday defeated Republican Michael Henry, a Queens lawyer who was endorsed by various police unions but faced long odds against one of the state’s most powerful Democrats.Advertisement“We sent a message, a shot across the bow to the most powerful companies and people who believe that they’re above the law that they are not, and that this Attorney General will hold them accountable,” James told supporters. “We show them that justice is not a theoretical concept to be pursued but a reality to be enforced.”Henry did not make any comment, but on Twitter he retweeted a tweet from his spokesperson, Candace Giove, who said, “The chief law enforcement official of NY really should wait until the votes are counted before declaring victory.”James, 64, made history when she took office in January 2019. She is the first Black woman elected to statewide office, the state’s first Black attorney general and the first woman elected to the post.New York Attorney General Letitia James attends a campaign rally with community leaders in the Jackson Heights neighborhood in the Queens borough of New York, on Nov. 1, 2022. AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez, FileAdvertisementShe began investigating Trump almost as soon as she took office, suing the Republican in September alleging he and his company misled banks and others …

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