Oh, how sad. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is hurt that during Sunday’s Democratic debate, candidates’ Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders took the view that poisoning the citizens of Flint, Michigan, was a bad thing to do:
“Well, Lester, I spent a lot of time last week being outraged by what’s happening in Flint, Michigan, and I think every single American should be outraged,” Clinton told NBC anchor Lester Holt. [...]
“Well, Secretary Clinton was right, and what I did, which I think is also right, is demanded the resignation of [the] governor,” he [Sanders] said. “A man who acts that irresponsibly should not stay in power.”
Not fair, sobbed Snyder, who took to twitter to say that “Political statements and finger pointing from political candidates only distract from solving the Flint water crisis.”
So shaddup, Hillary and Bernie. Your words are just an ugly reminder that thousands of people in Flint were drinking, cooking and bathing in lead-poisoned water for years because Governor Snyder decided to save a few bucks on the backs of the poor. And besides, says Snyder, he’s “committed to ensuring every Flint resident has access to clean and safe drinking water.”
Just not from their water taps.