Megyn Kelly accuses Andrew and Chris Cuomo of nepotism, reminded of her support for Trump
Megyn Kelly appeared on Newsmax with fellow former Fox News host Eric Bolling on Wednesday, August 11, and slammed Andrew Cuomo and his brother, CNN’s Chris Cuomo. Months after sexual harassment allegations, the New York Governor abruptly resigned on Tuesday, August 10. Cuomo has not yet been criminally charged and he has denied any wrongdoing.
A 165-page investigative report by the NY attorney general said he sexually harassed 11 women, many of whom had worked for him or the state. Investigators said Cuomo subjected women to unwanted kisses; groped their breasts or buttocks or otherwise touched them inappropriately; made insinuating remarks about their looks and their sex lives; and created a work environment “rife with fear and intimidation.”
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The 63-year-old Democrat, while denying intentionally mistreating women, said that fighting back in this “too hot” political climate would subject the state to months of turmoil.
“The best way I can help now is if I step aside and let government get back to governing,” Cuomo said.
As per a New York Times report, Chris Cuomo, the governor’s brother and CNN’s top-rated anchor is off this week on a planned vacation for his birthday. Sources told the Times that Chris Cuomo has “regularly spoken with Governor Cuomo by telephone over the past week and advised his brother to resign”. They added that Chris concluded last week that his brother “could not survive the political maelstrom”. The report also said that CNN has barred Chris from engaging in strategy sessions with the governor’s aides, but the network has said it would not prohibit him from speaking directly with his brother about the scandal.
Appearing on the highly conservative Newsmax, Kelly said of the Cuomo brothers, “I am a lifelong New York state gal. And they love their Democrats in New York and they love the Cuomos. They loved his dad. I mean, he was born into such a family of privilege -- he and his loser brother on CNN -- born into such a family of privilege. These guys never would’ve achieved the positions they have had it not been for their daddy and his name. Very popular three-term governor of New York, Mario Cuomo. So they get into these positions and what do they do? They abuse them.”
Megyn Kelly calls out Andrew Cuomo and his "loser brother on CNN." pic.twitter.com/BoDmEKoHBz— Newsmax (@newsmax) August 12, 2021
Kelly also reportedly slammed the media in general for supposedly not giving the governor’s nursing home scandal enough coverage. Cuomo was criticized over a state requirement that forced nursing homes to take back residents who had been hospitalized with Covid-19 once they recovered. In January, New York’s attorney general said the administration had undercounted nursing home deaths by several thousand. Cuomo’s aides had gone to great lengths to obscure the death toll, repeatedly overruling state health officials over a span of at least five months.
Cuomo later acknowledged this but blamed the lower figure on fears that the Donald Trump administration would use the data as a political weapon. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been looking into whether Cuomo and his aides provided false data on resident deaths to the Justice Department.
Kelly said, “They were too busy lauding themselves as Cuomosexuals, applauding Andrew Cuomo on Chris Cuomo’s cable news show. It’s so fun. We need a moment of levity. Aren’t they wonderful? Even though Chris asked nothing about the nursing home scandals, which were unfolding when he put his brother on television.” She added of Chris, “Think about how the women inside of CNN are feeling about this guy right now,” and said Chris “actively worked behind the scenes to dismiss” his brother’s accusers.
Online, some reminded Kelly of the hypocrisy of making statements on Cuomo with Eric Bolling at her side. Bolling and Fox News parted ways in 2017 after an investigation into allegations that he used his cellphone to send unsolicited photos of male genitalia to current and former female colleagues at the network.
One Tweet said, “I guess @megynkelly has forgotten the sexually explicit photos @EricBolling sent to women at @FoxNews; goes on his @newsmax show.” Another tweet said, “Aww. What does @megynkelly say about trump’s kids having their office right next to daddy. Travelling the world on taxpayer dollars. Making personal business deals and getting trademarks from China. The bleeding out the ‘whatever’ comment didn’t bother her, but damn Chris Cuomo!”
One person tweeted in all caps, “@megynkelly so Andrew Cuomo is a loser for his situation but you vote for Trump and support his sexual abuse and who also got his money and success from his father. You are such the most biggest hypocrite in the world.. Sickening.”
I guess @megynkelly has forgotten the sexually explicit photos @EricBolling sent to women at @FoxNews; goes on his @newsmax show. "Megyn Kelly Goes OFF on Andrew Cuomo and ‘His Loser Brother on CNN’: Their Success is Entirely Due to 'Their Daddy’ https://t.co/xtLVD0osz2— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) August 12, 2021
Aww. What does @megynkelly say about trump’s kids having their office right next to daddy. Travelling the world on taxpayer dollars. Making personal business deals and getting trademarks from China. The bleeding out the “whatever” comment didn’t bother her, but damn Chris Cuomo!— Effina (@effinalavina) August 12, 2021
@megynkelly SO ANDREW IS CUOMO IS A LOSER FOR HIS SITUATION BUT YOU VOTE FOR TRUMP AND SUPPORT HIS SEXUAL ABUSE AND WHO ALSO GOT HIS MONEY AND SUCCESS FROM HIS FATHER. YOU ARE SUCH THE MOST BIGGEST HYPOCRITE IN THE WORLD.. SICKENING.— stephen pacelli (@pacelli_stephen) August 12, 2021