Chris Cuomo ha introdotto l'argomento delle dimissioni di suo fratello martedì come parte del suo programma radiofonico Sirius XM “Andiamo dopo.” Piuttosto che fare riferimento ai numerosi scandali di suo fratello, tuttavia, 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,” Ha detto Cuomo. “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.”
in agosto, a report rilasciato by New York Attorney General Letitia James concluded then-Gov. Cuomo sexually harassed 11 women multiple times between 2013 e 2020. Lui annunciato 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. Bene, 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,” Ha detto Cuomo.
This contrasted with Chris Cuomo’s previous attitude towards conservative figures facing sexual allegations. Nel 2018, Cuomo negato quella 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,” Ha detto Cuomo.
Cuomo made additional Commenti 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,” Ha detto Cuomo.
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 lodato Gov. 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 segnalazione sulla situazione. The revelations led to widespread calls for Chris Cuomo’s firing.
CNN annunciato Tuesday night that its star anchor was “suspended indefinitely” pending an investigation.
“The New York Attorney General’s office released transcripts and exhibits Monday that shed new light on Chris Cuomo’s involvement in his brother’s defense,” a CNN spokesman said Tuesday evening. “I documenti, which we were not privy to before their public release, raise serious questions. When Chris admitted to us he had offered advice to his brother’s staff, he broke our rules and we acknowledged that publicly. But we also appreciated the unique position he was in and understood his need to put family first and job second.”
“tuttavia,” CNN continued, “these documents point to a greater level of involvement in his brother’s efforts than we previously knew. Di conseguenza, we have suspended Chris indefinitely, pending further evaluation.”