Fox News' Tucker Carlson defends Chris Cuomo's shocking ethical breach — while calling him an 'idiot'
Fox News' Tucker Carlson recently shared his opinion of CNN's Chris Cuomo being suspended from the network. On Tuesday, November 30, CNN announced Cuomo's suspension due to his participation in the strategy calls addressing the sexual-misconduct case involving his brother, the former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D).
After Cuomo's suspension was confirmed, Carlson weighed in during his primetime segment. Although he referred to the CNN anchor as an "idiot" in his Twitter post of the segment, he applauded him for helping his brother.
“Helping his brother is not the worst thing Chris Cuomo ever did,” Carlson said on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” “In fact it may have been the best thing he ever did. Not because Andrew Cuomo was a good person. He certainly wasn’t a good person. Andrew Cuomo was loathsome. But Andrew Cuomo was Chris Cuomo’s brother and that’s what you do with brothers, even the loathsome ones. You help them when they need it. Period.”
Chris Cuomo may be an idiot, but he understands that his obligation is to the people he\u2019s related to. When they need your help, you help them.pic.twitter.com/pjZ0owkhDH— Tucker Carlson (@Tucker Carlson) 1638326120
Carlson went on to suggest that Cuomo has an obligation to his family above all else.
“Your most basic obligation is to the people you are related to,” Carlson added. “When they need your help, no matter who they are ― even if you’re the governor of a state, even if they’re horrible people ― you help them anyway, because it’s your family. Chris Cuomo may be an idiot ― and he is ― but he understands that.”