Chris Cuomo opened his CNN primetime show Monday night acknowledging the growing sexual harassment scandal surrounding his brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and telling viewers why he “obviously” wouldn’t cover it.
“Before we start tonight, let me tell you something that I’m sure is very obvious to you watching my show,” the host began. “And thank you for that. You are sincere with me, I will be sincere with you.”
“Obviously, I’m aware of what’s going on with my brother,” Cuomo continued. “And obviously I can’t cover him, because he’s my brother. Now, of course, CNN has to cover it. They have covered it extensively and will continue to do so. “
“I have always been deeply concerned with these issues, and very much,” Cuomo added, refusing to elaborate or name what “issues” he was talking about. “There is a lot of news that matters too, so let’s go after that.”
The driver was speaking at the end of a day in which a third woman accused the governor of New York of sexual misconduct. But how New York Times reporter Annie Karni posted on Twitter in response, while it may make sense for Cuomo to refrain from covering his brother, “What never made sense to me was Chris Cuomo covering for him when things were going well for Andrew Cuomo.”
Especially during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Cuomo was a frequent guest on his brother’s show, where they joked together about calling their mother while also memorably performing a hilarious comedy skit with a cotton swab. giant test. the governor’s office did not report deaths in nursing homes.