Tag: flint water scandal

Flint Pastor Shuts Down Donald Trump Mid-Speech [VIDEO]

In the middle of delivering a speech at a Flint, Michigan, water treatment plant on Wednesday afternoon, Donald Trump was interrupted by a pastor, just as the GOP presidential nominee began bashing Hillary Clinton. Per press reports, Rev. Faith Green Timmons of Flint’s Bethel United Methodist Church approached Trump on-stage as his remarks shifted from…

Obama Depart For Visit To Flint, MI [VIDEO]

President Obama will travel today to Flint, Michigan, a city whose lead-tainted drinking water has made it a symbol of crumbling infrastructure. Obama will be briefed in Flint on the crisis by federal officials and members of the Unified Command Group. The president announced his trip to the city after an 8-year-old resident named Amariyanna…

Obama To Visit Flint Michigan Next Wednesday [VIDEO]

President Barack Obama will travel to Flint next Wednesday to see the effects caused by a spike in lead levels in the drinking water there and address public health concerns and the government response to the crisis. A White House official confirmed Wednesday morning that Obama will visit Flint on May 4 to “hear firsthand…

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Testifies On The Flint Water Crisis [VIDEO]

“Let me be blunt,” Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said in his opening statement to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. “This was a failure of government at all levels. Local, state, and federal officials – we all failed the families of Flint.” He is answering questions at a Congressional hearing this morning that…

Bernie Sanders Wins Caucuses in Maine [VIDEO]

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders won the Democratic presidential caucus in Maine on Sunday. There are a total of 30 delegates at stake, but it was unclear how many rival Hillary Clinton had taken. Over the weekend, Sanders won the Kansas and Nebraska caucuses while Clinton claimed the Louisiana primary. However, Clinton actually won more delegates,…

Hillary Calls for MI Governor to Resign On CNN Debate [VIDEO]

Hillary Clinton echoed rival Sen. Bernie Sanders’ call for Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to resign during CNN’s Democratic presidential primary debate in Flint on Sunday. “Amen to that,” Clinton said after the Vermont senator urged the governor’s resignation. The former secretary of State’s remarks are her first in calling for the governor to step down…

Gov. Rick Snyder Served Subpoena Over Flint Water Crisis

Governor Rick Snyder, the Governor’s Office, and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality have each been served subpoenas over the Flint water crisis. Lawyers for Flint residents who are part of a class-action lawsuit are seeking emails, text messages, and other items tied to the city’s water service for the past five years. The request…

Michigan Environmental Protection Agency Leader Quits

Susan Hedman, the EPA director overseeing an area in Michigan that includes Flint, stepped down on Thursday as the water crisis in the city has continued unabated. The EPA also announced an emergency order on Thursday requiring the state and city to take “immediate steps to address the drinking water contamination in Flint.”

Officials Dismissed Flint Water Fears In Emails [VIDEO]

Data unveiled in 274 pages of emails released by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder paint a picture of dismissive state leaders who deflected responsibility and ignored scientific evidence regarding the lead-poisoned drinking water in Flint. Top aides reportedly scoffed at people voicing questions about the water quality “anti-everything,” and findings reported by a concerned paediatrician were…