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CNN Bans Chris Cuomo From Interviewing His Brother Amid FBI Investigation

No more softball interviews are in order at CNN for the Cuomo brothers.


Andrew Cuomo is in hot water with the FBI over allegedly hiding Covid-19 nursing home data.

What does Cuomo’s younger brother Chris have to say about this?

We’ll never know, because CNN has reinstated a ban on Chris Cuomo from ever interviewing his brother amid the scandal.

Meanwhile, Chris Cuomo recently decided to call for the impeachment of a Texas mayor on Twitter.

Twitter users are now mocking the younger Cuomo relentlessly for his hypocrisy. 

The New York Posthas more on the interview ban:

Last year, Chris Cuomo repeatedly interviewed his older brother about the coronavirus pandemic, engaging in often-cringey banter that initially helped boost the ratings for the 9 p.m. “Cuomo Prime Time.”

But the controversy over the Cuomo administration’s admitted cover-up of nursing home death numbers — exclusively revealed by The Post last week — hasn’t been mentioned on Chris’ hour-long show.

That’s despite coverage on other CNN shows, including Sunday’s “State of the Union,” on which host Jake Tapper criticized the state Health Department’s since-rescinded March 25 directive for nursing homes to admit COVID-19 patients.

“So Gov. Cuomo, who has declined to appear on this show despite dozens of requests over the past year, including this past week, made a bad decision that may have cost lives,” Tapper said.

“And then his administration hid that data from the public.”

On Monday, “Anderson Cooper 360” also devoted a segment to Andrew Cuomo’s first news conference since the controversy erupted, including a reference to how some Democratic lawmakers want to strip him of his pandemic-related emergency powers.

It also featured highly critical remarks from state Republican Committee Chairman Nick Langworthy, who said, “The gravity of this cover-up cannot be overstated.”

“Andrew Cuomo must be prosecuted and Andrew Cuomo must be impeached if this evidence exists,” Langworthy added.

In a prepared statement, a CNN spokesperson said, “The early months of the pandemic crisis were an extraordinary time. We felt that Chris speaking with his brother about the challenges of what millions of American families were struggling with was of significant human interest.”

“As a result, we made an exception to a rule that we have had in place since 2013 which prevents Chris from interviewing and covering his brother, and that rule remains in place today. CNN has covered the news surrounding Governor Cuomo extensively,” the statement added.

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While his brother faces impeachment and worse, Chris Cuomo is being mocked relentlessly for calling on a Texas mayor to resign for calling his constituents "lazy."

Cuomo tweeted this out about the Texas mayor:

“Resign or apologize and learn and become a better leader?”

More on that story from Fox News:

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo's reference Thursday to a little-known former Texas mayor drew a wave of criticism given the predicament of his far more prominent older brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D.

Cuomo tweeted about ex-Mayor Tim Boyd of Colorado City, Texas, who drew extensive attention this week for scolding "lazy" citizens to not look to their local government for help during the snowstorm that left huge swaths of the state without power.

"Resign or apologize and learn and become a better leader?" Cuomo tweeted.

Cuomo was swiftly reminded of a scandal far closer to home, as the elder Cuomo faces investigations of his suspected cover-up of nursing home coronavirus deaths. He also has been accused of threatening a Democratic lawmaker for not doing more to contain the political fallout.

Twitter users had a field day with this one.


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