Anchor Chris Cuomo who made a huge help and defended his brother’s sexual harassment case this year has been fired by his employer CNN. And just days after he was eliminated by the network he made a statement for his former network of how disappointed he was.
Chris Cuomo said in a statement:
“This is not how I want my time at CNN to end but I have already told you why and how I helped my brother.”
“So let me now say as disappointing as this is, I could not be more proud of the team at Cuomo Prime Time and the work we did as CNN’s #1 show in the most competitive time slot. I owe them all and will miss that group of special people who did really important work,” he added.
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CNN announced the news of Cuomo’s firing in a statement on Saturday, which reads:
“Chris Cuomo was suspended earlier this week pending further evaluation of new information that came to light about his involvement with his brother’s defense. We retained a respected law firm to conduct the review, and have terminated him, effective immediately. While in the process of that review, additional information has come to light. Despite the termination, we will investigate as appropriate.”
Andrew Cuomo, who was facing the possibility of impeachment, resigned in August. He has denied any wrongdoing.
Chris Cuomo said Wednesday that he never meant to compromise colleagues by advising his brother and that his suspension from the network was “embarrassing”.
He addressed his indefinite suspension on his SiriusXM show, Let’s Get After It with Chris Cuomo.
“Hey everybody. It’s Chris Cuomo. Let’s get after it,” he said to start the program.
“Quick note about the obvious. I’ve been suspended from CNN. … You know this already. It hurts to even say it. It’s embarrassing, but I understand it. And I understand why some people feel the way they do about what I did.”
Below are some of the responses to Cuomo’s statement included (from DailyWire):
- Mike Cernovich, political commentator: “Apologize to those Covington kids you smeared. And to the people who lost relatives in the nursing home genocide.”
- Jonathan Adler, law professor: “Note the lack of an apology to his colleagues, the network, his viewers, or anyone else.”
- Stephen Miller, political commentator: “World needs plenty of solar panels.”
- Alheli Picazo, writer: “You didn’t ‘help your brother,’ you enabled and abuser and further victimized survivors.”
- Ron T. Kim, New York Democratic lawmaker: “You enabled and empowered your brother to lie about deadly policies that killed thousands of older adults. That is not brotherly love and family loyalty. That is just one criminal helping another criminal.”
- John Cardillo, political commentator: “F*** off. You smeared innocents for years and helped cover up your brother’s sexual assaults. You should be in prison.”
- Sana Saeed, leftist political commentator: “As his brother was facing scandal after scandal – from the cover up of the covid deaths at nursing homes to sexual misconduct – Cuomo didn’t just ‘help a brother,’ he helped obfuscate stories about a public official’s alleged criminal activity. And it doesn’t stop at Chris Cuomo – his interviews with his brother were a violation of CNN policy. So, who at CNN ok’d his repeated violations?”
- Ernest Owens, journalist: “You abused the power you had as a member of the free press to discredit victims. Shame.”
- Krystal Ball, leftist: “Cuomo’s statement. No apology or seemingly any regret.”
- Harry Khachatrian, columnist: “Could see the Cuomo brothers going on to start some home renovation show together where they demolish nursing homes.”