Returning to his primetime CNN show after a vacation, Chris Cuomo last night (August 16th) defended himself against criticism over advising his brother, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, amid the latter’s sexual harassment scandal. The governor announced last week that he would resign as he faced a looming impeachment threat in the wake of an investigation concluding he sexually harassed 11 women. Before leaving for vacation, Chris Cuomo’s show did not address his brother’s scandal. It had been reported earlier in the year that when the first allegations surfaced against the governor, the CNN host was advising his brother and Chris apologized for it at the time.  He said last night, “Back in May, when I was told to no longer communicate with my brother’s aides in any group meetings, I acknowledged it was a mistake, I apologized to my colleagues, I stopped and I meant it.” Cuomo did say, however, that he’d urged his brother to resign after the report came out. He stated, “There are stories and critics saying all kinds of things about me, many unsupported, but know this, my position has never changed. I never misled anyone about the information I was delivering or not delivering on this program. I never attacked nor encouraged anyone to attack any woman who came forward. I never made calls to the press about my brother’s situation and I never influenced or attempted to control CNN’s coverage of my family.” He continued, “I’m not an advisor, I’m a brother. I wasn’t in control of anything, I was there to listen and offer my take.”