is dissatisfied with CNN
host Chris Cuomo
's advice to his brother, New York
Gov. Andrew Cuomo
(D), on how to handle sexual harassment
allegations made against him.
On "The View
" on Friday, she called Chris Cuomo a "sanctimonious tool" who needed to "grow up" and accept the challenges of being a media
personality from a prominent political family.
“If my father had been accused of sexual assault
, I would be talking about it on ‘The View,’ because I’m not a snowflake and I’m not Chris Cuomo,” McCain, whose father was the late Sen. John McCain
“If my brother was accused of sexual assault or murdering elderly people
, I would discuss it on television
,” she added.
On Thursday, Cuomo apologized for informing his brother.
“I can be objective about anything,” he said, “except my family.”
McCain was unimpressed by Cuomo's remarks — or the fact that he appears to be unconcerned about being chastised for what many journalists saw as an ethical lapse.
“You can’t have it both ways,” she said, “you can’t spend hours and hours a day criticizing Fox and Fox News
contributors and hosts’ relationships with the Trump White House
while also giving Chris a very, very slight slap on the wrist.”
The full segment is available below.
CHRIS CUOMO APOLOGIZES FOR ADVISING BROTHER: The CNN anchor responded to calls for the network to take action after he participated in strategy meetings about allegations against his brother New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo — the co-hosts weigh in. https://t.co/f8u2wbJuik