Hillary Clinton Calls Out Michigan’s Governor For Lead Poisoning
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton recently blasted Michigan’s Republican governor for systemically poisoning the majority-black city, where mostly residents had been drinking and bathing in disgusting water for more than a year.
According to Washington Post:
“He had requests for help that he basically stonewalled,” Clinton said. “I’ll tell you what, if the kids in a rich suburb of Detroit had been drinking contaminated water and being bathed in it, there would’ve been action.”
Clinton’s outrage was clear and so was the subtext. She was speaking in South Carolina, where the Democratic primary vote Feb. 27 will be decided largely by African American voters. She was speaking on the eve of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. And she was standing onstage with a surging, liberal white rival whose strength with black voters is no match for her own.
The Flint water crisis has emerged this month as a flash point of liberal anger, although the problem is more than a year old. Clinton had seized on it even before raising it Sunday night during the last debate before presidential voting begins.
Clinton said she had dispatched a top campaign aide to Flint “to see what I could do to help.” The approach is classic Clinton — hands-on and practical, with a heavy dose of policy wonk — and she suggested it is emblematic of how she would govern as president.
“I issued a statement about what we needed to do and then I went on a TV show and I said it was outrageous that the governor hadn’t acted,” Clinton said. “And within two hours he had.”
The ain’t isht governor responded:
Bernie Sanders is fed up…
How the eff did it even get to this point?!? Something stinks here and it’s just not the water in Flint!!