Hundreds of demonstrators are expected to show up in what could be the largest protest outside of a GOP debate so far this year.
“This dirty deal was forced on Flint by the Snyder administration,” chairman of the Michigan Democratic Party said.
Snyder’s PR team understated concerns about Flint’s water, dismissed studies that showed serious health dangers and ridiculed journalists for writing about the crisis.
Two of Gov. Rick Snyder’s top aides implored the administration to stop subjecting residents to the Flint River because of serious health hazards in October 2014, nearly a year before the governor allowed Flint to switch back to Detroit’s water, new e-mail records show.
Democrats and many Republicans support the bill, but Ted Cruz has blocked the aid package.
The top ranking Democrat on the U.S. House committee investigating the Flint water crisis blamed partisan politics on the failure to hold Gov. Snyder accountable.
The state approved the first recall petition to boot Gov. Snyder from office for bungling the Flint water crisis.
Gov. Snyder said he wants to explain how “all levels of government” failed to protect Flint residents from being poisoned by drinking water.
State officials not only ignored a deadly outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease; it also declined the EPA’s assistance.
The damage may significantly decrease water pressure to battle fires.