To The Point: Snyder on Flint water crisis testimony

Snyder says testimony before Congress was an 'important part of the process'

Michigan governor Rick Snyder
Gov. Rick Snyder speaks with 24 Hour News 8 political reporter Rick Albin in Grand Rapids, Mich. (March 21, 2015)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — In the past two weeks, Gov. Rick Snyder has testified about the Flint water crisis before Congress and released an action plan listing steps to help the city dealing with lead contamination of its drinking water.

Visiting Grand Rapids on March 21 — the same day the action plan was rolled out — Snyder said speaking in front of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform was important even though it was at times contentious.

“I think it was an important part of the process in some ways … because I want to cooperate with all the investigations,” he said. “Just as I told people, I started my own independent task force two or three weeks after I learned of the issue. People want to know at all different levels, so I want people to have the opportunity to go through that process. I wish that I had had the opportunity to give more complete answers and such in a number of cases, but it’s part of that process because I want people doing that work so I can focus in on problem solving.”

Also above on this March 27, 2016, the governor answers questions about whether he would have run for office in the first place if he had known how the situation in Flint was going to develop.

Additionally, U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Lansing, weighs in on the situation in Flint and talks about the chances for the president’s nominee for the U.S.  Supreme Court.



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