With big brother in the hot seat, Chris Cuomo comes under the microscope – and for good reason

Following New York Attorney General Letitia James announcing on Tuesday that an investigation found that Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed his staff members, CNN finds itself in hot water for not punishing his brother Chris Cuomo who advised him not to step down.

The investigation interviewed 179 people, including Chris Cuomo, and found that Governor Cuomo had sexually accosted both current and former staff members from 2013 through 2020. He was found to have violated laws, created a hostile work environment, harassed staffers, and even retaliated against them after being publicly accused.

The CNN anchor’s involvement was revealed by a Washington Post report. He evidently was party to conference calls with the governor’s top aides that discussed charges of harassment. Both sides of the political aisle have called for Andrew Cuomo to resign over his actions. But his brother urged him to not step down and to just carry on as if nothing had happened. Chris Cuomo even invoked “cancel culture” in his reasoning for telling his brother to stay put according to the Washington Post. Governor Cuomo would proceed to run with that talking point.

The CNN host issued an apology in May after being caught offering political advice to his brother. At the time, CNN admitted that their host had engaged in “inappropriate” strategy meetings with Governor Cuomo’s team as he faced a multitude of sexual misconduct allegations. Chris Cuomo was never reprimanded or punished for providing counsel to his brother amidst an ongoing probe.

“I love my family and I love my job,” Chris Cuomo stated. “And I love and respect my colleagues here at CNN. To them, I’m truly sorry.”

“By allowing Chris Cuomo to keep his job and not face any suspension for advising his brother to not apologize and push on, CNN enabled this sexual miscreant, the Governor of New York,” NewsBusters managing editor Curtis Houck remarked. “CNN, good luck lecturing people about decency and doing the right thing.”

CNN initially blocked Chris Cuomo from covering his brother when he joined the network in 2013. However, when the pandemic hit, they lifted it for the ridiculous coronavirus interview sessions between the brothers. All in the name of ratings.

“We felt that Chris speaking with his brother about the challenges of what millions of American families were struggling with was of significant human interest,” CNN said in a statement. “As a result, we made an exception to a rule that we have had in place since 2013 which prevents Chris from interviewing his brother, and that rule remains in place today.”

Multiple New York State officials are lining up, calling for Governor Cuomo’s resignation after the sexual harassment findings were released.

Fox News meteorologist Janice Dean who lost family members to Andrew Cuomo’s nursing home scandal also jumped in on holding Chris Cuomo accountable. It’s being reported that he testified in the investigation into his brother’s actions.

“During his testimony, Chris Cuomo explained that there was discussion about remedial measures the Chamber should take in light of the sexual harassment allegations, but some people had taken the position that ‘they should just wait.’ When asked about any remedial measures during his testimony, the Governor testified that the Chamber is ‘talking to people about’ them,” the attorney general’s report said.

And she is thrilled that Governor Cuomo is on his last political legs.

“Attention CNN. Do not allow Chris Cuomo on the air unless he objectively covers the sexual-harassment charges against Governor Cuomo a.k.a. his brother,” Fox News contributor Leo Terrell stated via Twitter.

Chris Cuomo and CNN have a lot of explaining to do according to social media:

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