NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Preet Bharara‘s name keeps coming up as a possible successor to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. So when the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York was asked Tuesday about his ambitions, he was prepared.
Bharara joked with reporters in Central Park that his proud mother was calling all the newspapers and asking them to put his name on their lists of candidates, WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman reported.
“I’ve told my mom to stop calling them,” Bharara said. “I’m very happy, and I’m doing my job. And that’s all I’m going to say.”