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.).
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.