Michigan Governor Rick Snyder stood strong after Democratic presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders demanded for his resignation over the Flint water crisis.
Mr Snyder, a Republican, has refused claims of inefficiency as 1,000 of people were definitely left without reliable tap water and at danger of lead poisoning. He defined the crisis as a “massive error of bureaucracy”.
Meanwhile, 7 families have submitted a lawsuit against government bodies.
The city’s water grew to become contaminated when lead leached from old pipes after a change in supplier in 2014. A few 100,000 people were affected. Living one bottle of water at a time. The issue emerged as the Democratic candidates took part in a televised debate in Flint on Sunday. The two democrats, Ms Clinton and Mr Sanders, criticized Governor Snyder’s response to the crisis and demanded him to step down.
The governor went on Twitter to reject the allegations. In a collection of messages posted throughout the debate, he defended his administration’s activities, which includes aid delivery and cleanup efforts. Governor Snyder said,”I’m taking responsibility as our value system says we should. My track record is getting things done, and I want to get this done.” The transition to a river water supply was a money-saving approach as soon as the city was within state financial management.
nonetheless, Mr Snyder ignored accusations that the choice was based on savings, and held responsible all levels of government for the crisis. The water in Flint River removed lead from the pipes and contaminated the supply. Lead exposure can result in learning disabilities and behavioral problems in children.
Lawyers is going to ask the courts to approve a class action that will cover virtually any Flint child that was poisoned by drinking the contaminated water. none the less, authorities have not commented.