Chris Cuomo sealed out his CNN show with comments well-nigh his brother Andrew Cuomo’s resignation as New York governor and admitted the ‘situation is unlike anything’ he ‘could have imagined.’
Chris Cuomo, 51, is speaking out well-nigh his brother Andrew Cuomo resigning as New York governor for the first time since the latter spoken the groundbreaking news on Aug. 10. The television journalist addressed the situation in the latter remarks on his CNN show, Cuomo Prime Time on the night of Aug. 16 and explained he tried to do the right thing in a “situation” that ended up stuff “unlike anything I could have imagined.”
“I never covered my brother’s troubles considering I obviously had a conflict,” he said during the live broadcast. He remoter explained that when he spoke with 63-year-old Andrew well-nigh the sexual harassment scandal that led to the resignation he was vicarial not as an adviser, but as “a brother” and gave him some advice. “Own what you did, tell people what you’ll do to be better, be contrite, and finally, winnow that it doesn’t matter what you intended,” he told him. “What matters is how your deportment and words were perceived.”
Chris moreover admitted he did “urge my brother to resign when the time came,” but stayed defiant regarding conflicts of interest. “My position has never changed,” he said. “I never misled anyone well-nigh the information I was delivering or not delivering on this program. I never attacked, nor encouraged anyone to attack, any woman who came forward… I never influenced or attempted to tenancy CNN’s coverage of my family.”
He moreover said that when he was asked to stop talking strategy with Andrew’s advisors he “acknowledged it was a mistake, I apologized to my colleagues, and I stopped, and I meant it.”
Chris’ comments well-nigh Andrew come less than a week without the governor spoken his intention to resign at a printing conference. He moreover apologized to his accusers and his family during the announcement. “Given the circumstances, the weightier way I can help now is if I step whispered and let government get when to governing, and that’s what I’ll do, considering I work for you,” he said.
He moreover went on to reveal that Kathy Hochul, Lieutenant Governor of New York, would be taking his place. “Doing the right thing is doing the right thing for you, considering as we say, ‘it’s not well-nigh me; it’s well-nigh we.’ Kathy Hochul, my lieutenant governor, is smart and competent. This transition must be seamless,” he explained surpassing mentioning the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19. “We have a lot going on. I’m very worried well-nigh the Delta variant and so should you be, but she will come up to speak quickly, and my resignation will be constructive in 14 days.”
Andrew held the headline-making printing priming a week without an investigation found vestige of his sexual harassment versus 11 women.