Chris Cuomo, the younger brother of CNN host Governor Andrew Cuomo, gave a two-fingered salute as he headed for a COVID-19 shot in the Hamptons on Tuesday – amid the growing scandal over the preferential testing that ‘he would have received from his governor. brother.
Sporting a light blue shirt, dark shorts, a baseball cap, and a mask, Cuomo held his right arm up in the air to offer the gesture to a photographer.
The 50-year-old “Cuomo Prime Time” host was on his way to a Hamptons vaccination center.
Cuomo – who chronicled his battle with the coronavirus on his show last year – came out a day after The Washington Post detailed how a senior doctor allegedly made several hours of visits to his Hamptons home in 2020 for the test for the virus.
Among those who also reportedly underwent priority testing at the governor’s request were elderly mother Matilda Cuomo, fashion designer brother-in-law Kenneth Cole and key members of his political circle, sources told The Washington Post and , last week, to the Albany Times-Union.
“As far as this happened, the governor was not aware,” Cuomo spokesman Rich Azzopardi told the Washington Post in response to the allegations.
The alleged preferential treatment is the subject of an ethics complaint by the Minority Leader in the State Senate, Rob Ortt (R-Lockport), and will be the subject of an ongoing investigation by the State Assembly as a possible prelude to impeachment proceedings triggered by allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct.
County officials told the Post on Sunday that the alleged preferential treatment was because the Cuomo administration had partially rejected their requests for expanded testing in nursing homes.