Almost a week after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his resignation, his brother Chris Cuomo chose to address the current situation. CNN anchor Addressed the viewers of his show in prime time Monday evening after returning from a week-long vacation, according to the Washington Post.
During the talk, Chris admitted that he gave advice to his brother during his harassment scandal. However, it was clear that he was not an “adviser” to Governor Andrew.
“I said, frankly, I can’t be objective when it comes to my family,” Chris said. “So I didn’t report this scandal, and when it happened, I tried to be there for my brother. I’m not an advisor. I’m a brother, I had no control over anything. I was there to listen and show what I had.”
According to Chris, his latest engagement centered on Andrew having his part in the ongoing scandal, regardless of his intentions.
“And my advice to my brother was simple and consistent: Own what you did,” Chris said. “Tell people what you can do to be better. Be remorseful. Finally, accept that it doesn’t matter what you mean. What matters is how your actions and words were understood. And yes, while it was something I had never imagined, I urged my brother to quit when the time came.”
As I mentioned earlier, Governor Andrew announced his resignation Last week, Tuesday, after an investigation concluded that he had sexually harassed 11 women. Prosecutor Letitia James revealed that current and former state employees were allegedly subjected to “unwanted groping, kissing, hugging, as well as inappropriate comments”.
It is said that Governor Andrew’s resignation will go into effect next week. Next, New York Lieutenant Kathy Hochhol will set out to replace him. The Buffalo native, who won the 2014 and 2018 elections alongside Governor Andrew, is set to be New York’s first female governor.
During “Cuomo Primetime,” Chris also shut down conversations in which he said he attacked or encouraged attacks on women who came forward. In addition, he denied making any press calls on behalf of Governor Andrew, including at CNN. He revealed that he never covered his brother’s scandal because it was “obvious” that there was a conflict and there were “rules on CNN about that.”
However, according to People, reports from the Attorney General’s investigation Chris’ name Among those who developed talking points and strategies for Governor Andrew was when the accusations first began. These are new details, as he was accused previously in May of participating in strategic conference calls.
At the time, he addressed Chris and apologized for his involvement. On Monday, he reiterated that he had halted communications with Governor Andrew’s teams, as he had promised during his first apology.
“I hope everyone involved can eventually get to a better place, and that some higher good is served in all of this,” Chris said.
The announcer also revealed that he was placed in a “unique situation” given that he is a political brother in scandal and part of the media.
“I tried to do the right thing, and I want you all to know that,” Chris said. “This will be my last word on the matter, and I appreciate you giving me the opportunity to do so.”
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