Tuesday, April 12, 2022

SARATOGA, NY— Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik released the following statement on the resignation of New York’s Lieutenant Governor Brian Benjamin following his arrest on charges for multiple crimes:

“The legacy of Sheldon Silver, Eliot Spitzer, David Paterson, and Andrew Cuomo continues with the corrupt Hochul Administration. It is clear that Albany Democrats have a corruption crisis that they own. Under one party Democrat rule, Albany is a cesspool of corruption. The people of New York deserve elected officials who serve with integrity, not Democrats who continue to create a culture of corruption. I will work tirelessly side by side all New Yorkers to support Republicans up and down the ballot to clean house this November.”

Congresswoman Stefanik previously called for an investigation into Lt. Governor Benjamin’s illegal use of taxpayer funds and in March was the first to call for Benjamin’s resignation.