CNN couldn’t ignore the uproar.
Cuomo Prime Time host Chris Cuomo has been suspended indefinitely by CNN. Recently released documents from the New York Attorney General’s office revealed Cuomo played a significant role – crossing many ethical lines – during his brother’s sexual harassment probe.
CNN released the following statement:
“The documents, which we were not privy to before their public release, raise serious questions,” the network said.
“When Chris admitted to us that he had offered advice to his brother’s staff, he broke our rules and we acknowledged that publicly. But we also appreciated the unique position he was in and understood his need to put family first and job second.”
“However, these documents point to a greater level of involvement in his brother’s efforts than we previously knew. As a result, we have suspended Chris indefinitely, pending further evaluation.”
Cuomo critics we’re pleased to have him off the air; many thought it should have been sooner.
Bill O’Reilly: When Governor Andrew Cuomo began to get accused of a variety of things, Chris Cuomo should have recused himself from covering the story. That’s journalistic ethics 101. The fact that CNN did not insist on the recusal tells you all you need to know about that corrupt operation.
Steve Krakauer: While announcing Chris Cuomo’s indefinite suspension, Anderson Cooper was sitting next to … Jeffrey Toobin, who returned in June from an indefinite suspension.
Jesse Kelly: REMINDER: Andrew Cuomo (and now Chris Cuomo) only went down because DEMOCRATS decided to take them down. They were clearing out the governor’s mansion for other New York Democrats. The GOP would never have enough spine to actually take out an opponent like that.”
Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN): Chris Cuomo is a political activist masquerading as a journalist. He should’ve been taken off air a long time ago. The Cuomo mafia family will stop at nothing to silence and intimidate those that seek to speak the truth.
Donald Trump: Great news for television viewers, they have just suspended Chris Cuomo indefinitely! The big question is, was it because of his horrendous ratings… or was it because his brother is no longer Governor? Probably both. In any event, Fredo is gone!
Donald Trump Jr.: The good thing about the brothers Cuomo having a lot of free time on their hands is now they’ll finally be able to figure out which one is actually Fredo.
Caleb Hull: Never forget that Chris Cuomo left his house while he knew he had COVID-19 and got into a fight with a cyclist. Then he made a spectacle of when he “came out of quarantine” after two weeks like he never left. CNN never fired him for this.
John Cardillo:Fredo finally got whacked