Chris Cuomo’s hour-long program contained no verbal mention of the explosive report released earlier today by New York State Attorney General Letitia James, which concluded, following an independent investigation, that his brother had sexually harassed several women, according to several media.
The governor denies the allegations.
The presenter also did not speak about helping his brother draft his first response to the allegations, for which the reporter later apologized. The only reference on the ticker that scrolled down the screen.
Instead, Chris Cuomo – who drew criticism for his pleasant on-air interviews with his brother in the early months of the pandemic, then said he “obviously” couldn’t cover up the claims of sexual misconduct when they first surfaced – largely focused on the latest developments in the public health crisis.
Chris Cuomo’s show was put on hold by presenters John Berman and Don Lemon, who both responded to the allegations – which led President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) To launch comments calls for the governor’s resignation.
Lemon called the report “damning.”