“This morning we learned that the lieutenant governor of New York, Brian Benjamin, was arrested by federal authorities in a campaign fraud case. This is Gov. Kathy Hochul’s handpicked second in command who is now in federal custody.
“On the heels of the most secretive, non-transparent budget process in recent memory we see the continued culture of corruption that comes out of single-party rule in Albany. If the governor wants to live up to her day-one promise of restoring faith in government, she should ask the arrested lieutenant governor to resign, effective immediately.”