Rep. Tom Suozzi slams Gov. Kathy Hochul for creating ‘culture of corruption’ in Albany

Publication: New York Post
By: Bernadette Hogan

Rep. Tom Suozzi said Gov. Kathy Hochul was untrustworthy and inexperienced, accusing the governor of fostering a “culture of corruption” while praising her disgraced predecessor, Andrew Cuomo.

Suozzi, one of Hochul’s opponents in the Democratic primary, slammed her for selecting ex-Lieutenant Gov. Brain Benjamin as her No. 2, despite finding multiple red flags during his vetting process.

“She picked a lieutenant governor who she knew, and who everybody knew had ethical problems, and she continued to defend him until he was arrested right under her nose,” he said during a Zoom press conference Tuesday.

“She doesn’t have the ethical standing to appoint a new lieutenant governor and she simply can’t be trusted,” the Long Island Democrat continued.