Chris Cuomo presentó el tema de la renuncia de su hermano el martes como parte de su programa de radio Sirius XM. “Vamos a por ello.” En lugar de hacer referencia a los numerosos escándalos de su hermano, sin embargo, Chris Cuomo appeared to blame the Democrat Party for turning on him.
“The game has rules. And one of the general principles is you can fight against the other party and you can fight against the media, but only if you have your party,” Cuomo dijo. “Andrew had his party enforcing a rule against him that if you have accusations, you have problems, and you don’t really get to vet the accusations and you don’t get to go against your accusers.”
En agosto, un informe publicado by New York Attorney General Letitia James concluded then-Gov. Cuomo sexually harassed 11 women multiple times between 2013 y 2020. Él Anunciado his resignation that month.
Chris Cuomo lamented that his brother did not receive due process following allegations of sexual misconduct.
“I did not want him to resign in the beginning because I believed him and I thought that you don’t resign. You ask for due process and leave the women alone and let due process take care of the situation. Bien, but eventually, when there wasn’t going to be due process and his party was against him, and obviously the Republicans weren’t going to help him, then he had no choice because he couldn’t do the work of the state anymore. And that’s why he was in it in the first place,” Cuomo dijo.
This contrasted with Chris Cuomo’s previous attitude towards conservative figures facing sexual allegations. En 2018, Cuomo denied que Justice Brett Kavanaugh deserved a presumption of innocence following a sexual assault allegation made against him by Christine Blasey Ford.
“It is a lie to say that the presumption applied here because like I just said here, we’re not in a court,” Cuomo dijo.
Cuomo made additional comentarios denouncing Kavanaugh throughout his confirmation hearings.
Besides blaming Democrats for abandoning his brother, he also attacked Republicans for going after the New York governor as he was “leading this country during a time of crisis.”
“He was leading this country during a time of crisis and the nation needed him. And it just drove the political enemies, especially Republicans … because their guy is sitting on a bed, eating cheeseburgers, watching TV or golfing,” Cuomo dijo.
Cuomo neglected to mention his brother’s additional scandal in covering up rising COVID-19 death numbers, allegedly caused by his policy of forcing nursing homes to take in senior citizens who were sick or tested positive with the virus. In the early days of the pandemic, many in the media alabado Gobernador. Cuomo for his leadership in managing the pandemic.
During his show Chris Cuomo did not address the details in the AG report released on Monday that revealed him using his media connections to try and help his brother, including investigating accusers and snooping on journalist Ronan Farrow’s reporting about the situation. The revelations led to widespread calls for Chris Cuomo’s firing.
CNN Anunciado Tuesday night that its star anchor was “suspended indefinitely” pending an investigation.
“La oficina del Fiscal General de Nueva York publicó el lunes las transcripciones y las pruebas que arrojan nueva luz sobre la participación de Chris Cuomo en la defensa de su hermano.,” a CNN spokesman said Tuesday evening. “Los documentos, que no conocíamos antes de su lanzamiento público, plantear preguntas serias. Cuando Chris nos admitió que había ofrecido un consejo al personal de su hermano, rompió nuestras reglas y lo reconocimos públicamente. Pero también apreciamos la posición única en la que se encontraba y comprendimos su necesidad de poner a la familia en primer lugar y el trabajo en segundo lugar.”
“sin embargo,” CNN continued, “these documents point to a greater level of involvement in his brother’s efforts than we previously knew. Como resultado, we have suspended Chris indefinitely, pending further evaluation.”