Quomos is part of New York’s political dynasty, which began with his father, Mario, who served as governor for three terms from 1982 to 1996. Andrew burned to break his father’s record in his third term before resigning earlier this year.
Andrew was his father’s most trusted aide and guardian in Mario’s first campaign and in his early days as governor. This is an example of loyalty that Chris was watching, even though he was 51 years old and was 13 years younger than his younger brother.
They often describe themselves as best friends.
“He is my brother and I love to die no matter what he does,” Chris Cuomo said in his July testimony. “I only have one.”
Still, they were in fierce competition, said Michael Schnayerson, author of Andrew’s unauthorized biography, The Contender, published in 2015.
“There has always been a strong bond under ridicule and macho — a quomos to the world,” said Schnayason. “When Chris reports the news and follows up on Andrew’s lead on political opponents, I can imagine that bond would be very easy to overshadow his judgment.”
Through testimony, Chris Cuomo frequently returns to his family when asked to explain his frequent contacts (often combative) with Andrew’s aides who tried to find a way to save the governor’s work.
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