The Cuomo brothers just can’t seem to get a break. This whole saga began when Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York, reportedly kissed one of his assistants and asked her to play strip poker against her will while flying home from an event.
This is not the only scandal involving Andrew Cuomo. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he received massive amounts of criticism from both sides over his cover-up of virus-related deaths in New York’s nursing homes.
His brother, CNN host Chris Cuomo is embroiled in the saga now for reportedly giving his brother advice on how to deal with the scandal over sexual misconduct.
NEW: CNN anchor Chris Cuomo took part in a series of strategy calls with his brother and his brother's staff on how the governor should respond to misconduct allegations. Network says he shouldn't have participated and won't going forward. w/@sarahellison: https://t.co/knktC4eOpX
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) May 20, 2021
The Cuomo Scandals
A women’s group called Ultraviolet called for Cuomo’s dismissal from CNN after the left-leaning news agency admitted that Cuomo had joined calls advising his brother on how to deal with the allegations.
The group argued that a “major network news anchor” is belittling to survivors by aiding the New York governor in how to “push back” against the claims of sexual harassment against him.
The revelation that Cuomo had advised his brother during strategy sessions has vexed staffers inside CNN. Multiple CNN staffers told me they were bothered by Cuomo's conduct and the violation of traditional journalistic standards. https://t.co/Dg5QWxOxNu
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) May 20, 2021
Andrew Cuomo amid his turmoil-covered governorship of New York now faces a challenger. That challenger is the son of someone we know all too well: America’s Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Andrew Giuliani is ready to take the hot seat and put the state back on track. Giuliani told the New York Post that he is a “politician out of the womb” and that politics are “in [his] DNA.”
Repeated Calls for Resignation
Since months ago, Cuomo’s fellow Democrats have started ramping up pressure on him to resign. Popular Democrats like AOC, Jerry Nadler, Chuck Schumer, and Kirsten Gillibrand have all written statements calling for his resignation over woman abuse claims and the neglect of elderly patients during the COVID lockdowns.
This family just can’t seem to get it right at the moment. However, it is all their own doing and the backlash is refreshing. In the past, Democrat public figures have been untouchable due to their liberal status, something which appears to be changing. Accountability for those doing wrong should have nothing to do with politics.
— Andrew H. Giuliani (@AndrewHGiuliani) May 18, 2021
Chris and Andrew Cuomo now both have calls against them to resign. They don’t seem to get the message though; it has been months since Schumer, the highest-ranking Democrat in the Senate, released a joint statement with Kirsten Gillibrand, calling for the resignation of Cuomo.
The feminist group calling for Cuomo to be sacked demanded an immediate suspension of the news anchor; they then called for a “thorough investigation” into how Cuomo’s position with CNN determined the coverage of the sexual harassment allegations against the New York governor.
They concluded by saying that a failure to resign is not acceptable and brings additional hurt to those who have survived sexual abuse and struggle to report due to fear of retaliation.