Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik released the following statement after the arrest of New York’s Lieutenant Governor Brian Benjamin.
“The arrest of Governor Hochul’s handpicked Lieutenant Governor puts on display once again the corrupt cesspool of Albany. Lieutenant Governor Benjamin’s charges of bribery and campaign fraud prove he has put his own interests above those of New York.
“The corruption in the Hochul administration is showing. But just last week, Hochul chose to turn a blind eye to Benjamin’s criminal activity and stood by her handpicked choice for Lieutenant Governor among serious allegations of bribery and corruption. New Yorkers deserve full accountability for Lt. Gov. Benjamin’s crimes and for Governor Hochul's corrupt complicity. Benjamin should resign from office, and Governor Hochul must also be held accountable to New Yorkers.”