Itâs not just Chris Cuomo who looks awful thanks to the document dump of text messages and emails related to the investigation of his brother.
Lis Smith, a former comms adviser to then-presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, has some explaining to do. . .
Here she is admitting to threatening to mock a reporter on Twitter over his story on Gov. Cuomo:
Lis Smith in a group chat: "I told him his story was pathetic and an embarrassment to the times and that I looked forward to reading it b/c it would further reduce their credibility on their issue and that i especially looked forward to mocking it and him on twitter"
â Nick Reisman (@NickReisman) November 29, 2021
Even worse? She called Christine Blasey Ford âlooney tunes and the height of Me Too overreachâ:
While former presidential candidate and current Sec. of Transportation Pete Buttigieg was publicly supportive of Christine Blasey Ford, his campaign advisor Lis Smith was calling her "looney tunes and the height of Me Too overreach" in a text exchange with Cuomo admin officials. https://t.co/yEBqB1hUfR pic.twitter.com/FkP83MWTAp
â Josefa VelĂĄsquez (@J__Velasquez) November 29, 2021
And here Smith outs NBCâs Katy Tur as a complete and total hack.
âKaty is saying my spin live. Like verbatimâ:
âIâm texting w @KatyTurNBC,â advisor Lis Smith wrote to the group. âKaty is saying my spin live. Like verbatim.â
Smith did not the public knowing she was advising Cuomo bc it would be bad for her âcredibility.â https://t.co/oY7oim8dMY
â Josefa VelĂĄsquez (@J__Velasquez) November 30, 2021
Smith also asked (maybe itâs a joke?), âCan you just fire every womanâ going to the governorâs mansion:
â noah kulwin (@nkulw) November 30, 2021
Well, when you have to defend the indefensible, what do you expect?
A great moment from Lis Smith transcript: "And who have you given a kiss on the cheek in the workplace?" Smith: "I mean, how many hours do you have?"
â Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) November 29, 2021
Andrew Cuomo: The gift that keeps on giving!
Lis Smith continues to be awful https://t.co/mIjHRpBmQw
â Sarah Rose (@thesarahrose) November 29, 2021