Top House Republican Stefanik says CNN's Cuomo should be 'fired immediately' over helping brother

The GOP congresswoman was among the first to call for Andrew Cuomo to resign as governor of New York

Updated: November 30, 2021 - 5:18pm

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New York GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik, chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, on Tuesday called for CNN to "immediately" fire anchor Chris Cuomo in light of new information released by New York's attorney general.

She made the comment at a Capitol Hill news conference about the 2022 midterms, a day after the release of the information that appears to show Cuomo used his media influence to help his brother, Andrew Cuomo, during a sexual harassment scandal that ultimately led to his resignation earlier this year as New York governor.

The information also led CNN to say it would review the matter.

"Chris Cuomo should be fired immediately," Stefanik said. "There does not need to be a review."

The GOP congresswoman also was among the first to call for Cuomo to resign as governor of New York. 

New York Attorney General Letitia James on Monday released new documents as well as interview transcripts with investigators, which prompted CNN to announce that it will "evaluate new information that sheds light on how anchor Chris Cuomo sought to help his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, amid a flurry of sexual misconduct allegations earlier this year."

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