Democrat Rep. Resigns from Congress to Become New York Lieutenant Governor

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On Tuesday, New York Rep. Antonio Delgado announced his resignation from Congress to become the next lieutenant governor of the Empire state.

The Hill reports:

“I hereby submit my resignation effective May 25, 2022 at 4 p.m. EST as United States Representative of the 19th District of the State of New York,” the House clerk said, reading a letter Delgado sent to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

Delgado is departing the lower chamber to assume the No. 2 role in the Empire State after former New York Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin (D) resigned from the post in April.

Benjamin was arrested in April and charged with federal program bribery, honest services wire fraud, conspiracy to commit those offenses and falsification of records. He is accused of trying to direct a state-funded grant worth $50,000 to an organization in exchange for campaign contributions.

Governor Kathy Hochul tapped Rep. Delgado to serve as the state lieutenant governor earlier this month.

“Antonio Delgado is a phenomenal leader and public servant with a record of getting things done for New Yorkers, and he will serve as a trusted partner as New York’s Lieutenant Governor,” Hochul said in a statement on Monday.

Delgado will be sworn into office on Wednesday.



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alicia
alicia
4 months ago

We will see f he is honest. An honest dem? I doubt it.

Claude Burns
Claude Burns
4 months ago

Another traitor to the USA involved in the public sector crime syndicate. Liberals are all evil vile low life sub human creatures.

james henry james
james henry james
4 months ago

Dems need another crook to carry on what they have been doing for decades! Lucky for them they have a large pool of criminals to chose from. Funny how the people keep getting suckered from the same losers that promise them everything then take everything from them. The Democrat is not very smart!

Brady
4 months ago

Where do you get these questions, would I vote for sleepy over Gov DeSantis, I would vote for Micky Mouse over any Democrat..Is high fuel prices Biden’s fault? No, it’s our fault for letting the Stupid steal the election. Hope when the GOP takes back the country, somebody goes to prison

Don
Don
4 months ago

One more dishonest politician gone from the feds. A New York headache now.

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