The hosts of popular ABC daytime show The View rallied around Chris Cuomo on Friday morning and shrugged off revelations that the embattled CNN anchor advised his brother on dismissing sexual harassment allegations, merely saying Cuomo put “family first.”
Taking her defense of Cuomo even further, co-host Sunny Hostin said that he shouldn’t be disciplined for his clandestine actions, claiming he’s been “transparent” while insisting that it’s all “faux outrage coming from the right” because Fox News does the same thing.
A bombshell Washington Post report revealed on Thursday that Cuomo encouraged his brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, to remain defiant in strategy calls with the governor’s senior staff. CNN acknowledged that the primetime host’s actions were “inappropriate.” At the same time, the network said he wouldn’t be disciplined.