Megyn Kelly rips Andrew and Chris Cuomo for their privilege

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Megyn Kelly rips Andrew and Chris Cuomo for their privilege

Megyn Kelly has ripped exiting New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and “his loser brother,” Chris, for abusing their “privilege” handed to them by their late “daddy.

Kelly told Newsmax that New Yorkers “loved the Cuomos” thanks to the “very popular” patriarch, three-term Gov. Mario Cuomo, who died on New Year’s Day 2015.

It meant his accused sex-harasser son Andrew, 63, was “born in such a family of privilege — he and his loser brother on CNN,” Kelly said of 51-year-old “Cuomo Prime Time” host Chris.

“These guys never would have achieved the positions they have had it not been for their daddy and his name,” she insisted.

“So they get to these positions, and what do they do — they abuse them,” she said.

“Now we find out they work together to silence these women and attack these 11 accusers that came forward against Andrew Cuomo, none of whom came from any positions of power,” she said.

Kelly compared it to first accuser Lindsey Boylan, who she said “pulled herself up out of a family that had no advantages, and everything she has in her life she got for herself.”

“She goes to work for Andrew Cuomo as an aide, the guy tries to stick his tongue down her throat [and] wants to play strip poker with her, says all these inappropriate comments,” Kelly said, referring to allegations included in the 165-page report released by the state Attorney General’s Office.

Andrew Cuomo.
Megyn Kelly suggested Gov. Andrew Cuomo conspired with his CNN host brother to silence his accusers.
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“And then when she finds the courage to tweet about it, what do these two privileged brothers do?

“They conspire together to try to silence her, humiliate her, embarrass her,” said the former Fox News host.

Kelly also attacked the CNN host for having “asked nothing about the nursing homes scandals, which were unfolding when he put his brother on television celebrating him.”

She said Chris Cuomo betrayed the “higher standard” expected of a network star by hiding the fact that he had gone “full political operative” to help hide a sitting governor’s scandal.

Chris Cuomo.
Megyn Kelly said Chris Cuomo “lost all credibility” by betraying the “higher standard” expected of him as a journalist.
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“The only reason we know Chris Cuomo did any of this stuff is he got caught,” she said, insisting it also ruled out Cuomo ever again reporting on sexual harassment stories.

“He’s lost all credibility. He’s shown us who he is, and I think at a minimum, this guy needs to be turfed for a long time, if not let out of that post,” she said.

Kelly also called it “a career-defining and a character-defining moment for CNN.”

“This is a moment for Jeff Zucker. Does he care at all about journalistic standards? Is there 1 percent of that left in that news organization?” she asked.

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