CNN anchor Chris Cuomo on Monday addressed the mounting sexual harassment scandal engulfing his brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, telling viewers that he “clearly” wouldn’t be overlaying it.
“Clearly I’m conscious of what’s occurring with my brother,” the anchor stated on the high of his primetime present. “And clearly I can not cowl it, as a result of he’s my brother.”
“Now, in fact CNN has to cowl it,” the host continued. “They’ve lined it extensively and they’re going to proceed to take action.”
“I’ve at all times cared very deeply about these points and profoundly so,” Cuomo, 50, added. “There’s plenty of information occurring that issues additionally so let’s get after that.”
The awkward acknowledgement got here as a 3rd lady got here ahead to accuse the governor, 63, of inappropriate sexual habits.
In response to Chris Cuomo’s assertion, a number of on Twitter stated it made sense for the journalist to recuse himself from overlaying a member of the family.
Nevertheless, others famous that no such battle of curiosity appeared to exist when issues had been going effectively for Andrew Cuomo.
The governor made common appearances on his youthful brother’s present on the top of the coronavirus pandemic. The 2 would joke round in the course of the segments, together with about Andrew’s relationship standing.
CNN just lately reinstated a ban on Chris overlaying his sibling after an unique Put up report discovered his administration lined up hundreds of nursing residence COVID-19 deaths.