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Following the news that a third woman has accused New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of unwanted sexual advances, CNN’s Chris Cuomo, the governor’s younger brother, addressed the situation at the top of his show on Monday.
“Obviously, I am aware of what is going on with my brother,” Chris Cuomo begins. “And obviously, I cannot cover it because he is my brother. Now, of course, CNN has to cover it. They have covered it extensively, and they will continue to do so.”
“I have always cared very deeply about these issues, and profoundly so,” Cuomo goes on. “I just wanted to tell you that.”
Here’s the full opening segment:
Viewers are understandably curious about the changes in Cuomo coverage at the network over the last year. Chris covered his brother frequently last spring, interviewing Andrew more than 10 times. As we covered, CNN recently announced that it reinstated a “rule” that prevents the primetime host from covering his brother. You can read my full thoughts on that here.