Blankenbush Reacts to Arrest of Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin

Statement from Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush (R,C,I-Black River) following the arrest of Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin on campaign fraud charges

“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.”