CNN told ET in a statement that they had reinstated their rule that Chris was not allowed to cover any news related to his brother.
During the start of the pandemic, the network allowed Andrew to appear on Chris‘ show Cuomo Prime Time.
“The early months of the pandemic crisis were an extraordinary time,” a spokesperson for CNN said. “We felt that Chris speaking with his brother about the challenges of what millions of American families were struggling with was of significant human interest. As a result, we made an exception to a rule that we have had in place since 2013 which prevents Chris from interviewing and covering his brother, and that rule remains in place today. CNN has covered the news surrounding Governor Cuomo extensively.”
Andrew has faced public scrutiny for his administration’s handling of nursing home deaths during the pandemic. While they had previously stated that only 8,500 nursing home residents died from the virus, it was found that the toll was actually closer to 15,000. The FBI and federal prosecutors in Brooklyn have reportedly begun a preliminary investigation into the situation.
Andrew recently announced that stadiums and arenas would begin reopening in New York at a limited capacity.