It’s not just leading Democrats who are distancing themselves from an embattled Gov. Andrew Cuomo, it’s also his in-laws.
Rainer and Regina Greeven, Chris Cuomo’s father and mother in-law, attended a fundraiser for Congressman Lee Zeldin, a Long Island Republican who is looking to unseat Gov. Cuomo in the 2022 gubernatorial race, according to Newsweek.
In 2017, Regina Greeven, mother of Cristina Greeven Cuomo, also donated $400 to the Republican, even as the couple put thousands of dollars into the Cuomo campaign coffers, according to the report.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been receiving multiple calls to resign.Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo/Handout via REUTERS
The news of the extended family defection from the Cuomo camp came after President Biden and a bipartisan group of top lawmakers called on the governor to resign, in the wake of Attorney General Letitia James’ damning report confirming sexual harassment allegations from 11 women against the three-term governor.
Chris Cuomo, the CNN anchor who is banned from covering his brother, was implicated in the report as a confidant who was “regularly provided with confidential and often privileged information.”
Gov. Cuomo continued to deny wrongdoing Tuesday, maintaining he “never touched anyone inappropriately.”
Chris Cuomo’s in-laws attended a fundraiser for Republican gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin.Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images