Chris Cuomo Comments on Allegations Against His Brother: ‘I Cannot Cover It’

CNN’s Chris Cuomo is addressing the coverage of the allegations against his brother New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D).

“Obviously I’m aware of what’s going on with my brother and obviously I cannot cover it because he is my brother. Now, of course, CNN has to cover it,” Chris Cuomo said during his show on Monday night.

He continued, “They have covered it extensively and they will continue to do so. I have always cared very deeply about these issues and profoundly so. I just wanted to tell you that. There’s a lot of news going on that matters also, so let’s get after that.”

Watch his statement below:

The governor has come under fire recently for allegedly covering up COVID-19 related nursing home deaths and allegedly sexually harassing former aides.

report released by New York Attorney General Letitia James last month found Andrew Cuomo’s administration undercounted the number of COVID-19 related deaths in nursing homes by as much as 50%, as IJR reported.

The Justice Department’s Civil Rights and Civil division are conducting two investigations into the nursing home matter while the Brooklyn-based U.S. attorney’s office conducts the third.

Three women have now come forward with allegations of unwanted advances by Andrew Cuomo.

On Monday, Anna Ruch told The New York Times that during a wedding reception in 2019 the governor placed his hands on her cheeks and “asked if he could kiss her,” as the Times reports.

Former aides Lindsey Boylan and Charlotte Bennett also accused Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment.

James said Monday her office will be formally proceeding with the investigation into the sexual harassment allegations.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Elkan Abramowitz, a former federal prosecutor, said he would defend Andrew Cuomo and his top aides amid the nursing home scandal and sexual harassment allegations, as IJR reported.

The governor released a statement on Sunday and apologized for his behavior.

“I acknowledge some of the things I have said have been misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation. To the extent anyone felt that way, I am truly sorry about that,” Andrew Cuomo said.

He added, “I never inappropriately touched anybody, and I never propositioned anybody, and I never intended to make anyone feel uncomfortable.”

Responses

  1. Chris sure felt comfortable having him on his show BEFORE the recent allegations became headlines. It was just as unethical and unprofessional THEN as it is TODAY.

  2. “They have covered it extensively and they will continue to do so.”
    Uhm, what? Maybe the nursing home stuff, but CNN hasn’t even mentioned the sexual assault allegations. Maybe if they were an actual news station instead of spewing leftist propaganda 24/7 they’d actually have a leg to stand on.

    1. LOL…WHAT CNN shows have NOT covered the sexual harassment/assault allegations?? Dear Lord, you sound like Jason Chaffez claiming the NYT wasn’t covering the women’s claims! Chaffez was informed ON AIR that it was a NYT journalist that FIRST reported the allegations.

      GE, WHAT CNN shows have you watched since Sunday that DID NOT COVER IT? You appear to believe that if YOU did not watch a CNN show that covered something, then it did not occur. THAT is not the basis for a logical or reasonable conclusion.

      Asking for a friend, Do you have a clue what “enlightenment” means?

      1. Its interesting that you have to explicitly say “since Sunday” considering the allegations were made public at least 3 days before that. Why did it take CNN so long to start “believing all victims” on air? If you watched any CNN show BEFORE Sunday, you didn’t hear a peep about the claims.

        Why the attempt at character insults?

        1. So, tell us, General Elightenment, how vocal were YOU about all of the President Who? indiscretions and the way right-wing media covered them?

          1. Look, General Confusion, I believe every news station should cover just that: the news. Not on one side or the other, but what is going on without bias or spin in one way or the other.

            Assuming you mean former President Trump, I think the alleged victims needed to be heard. To be fair, I didn’t really see the left-wing media pushing that position too hard either. Every news station was much too concerned about being first to whatever the “next big thing” was or what Trump was tweeting that day.

            As for being vocal, I was about as vocal as I was just now, here, on this post. Take that how you will.

          2. “To be fair, I didn’t really see the left-wing media pushing that position too hard either.” General Enlightenment

            To be fair, General Enlightenment, may I recommend a better selection of news / opinion sources because what you have been using have come up short. 😉

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